Richard Melson

November 2005




Welcome to the G8 Presidency website


This year’s G8 Summit took place at Gleneagles Hotel,

Perthshire, Scotland on 6-8 July 2005.

Gleneagles Hotel

The main agreements reached covered development in Africa and tackling global climate change. Showing they would not be deterred by the 7 July bomb attacks in London, G8 leaders discussed other issues too, including support for peace in the Middle East, countering global terrorism and the proliferation of weapons.

G8 Leaders, the Leaders of Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa and the Heads of the International Organisations represented at the Summit released a joint statement
following the attacks on London.

On that day, the G8 leaders were joined by outreach leaders:

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Brazil), President Hu Jintao (China), Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh (India), President Vicente Fox Quesada (Mexico), President Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki (South Africa) and heads of international organisations to discuss climate change.

On 8 July, the G8 Leaders met with African leaders from Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania to discuss the issues surrounding Africa.

This site offers you some background to the G8 and information on the area around Gleneagles as well as an FAQ section.

You can also see the agreements from the Summit in full on the summit documents page
and find out about the other meetings taking place under the Presidency in the events section.

President Vladimir Putin announced at Gleneagles

that the next Summit would be held in Saint Petersburg.

Read Prime Minister Tony Blair's welcome message.

G8 Gleneagles Summit, July 2005

November 7, 2005