Printer Friendly

33 attend meeting of young leaders ahead of G-8 summit+.

NAHA, Japan, June 13 Kyodo

A group of 33 young people attended a two-day meeting that began Tuesday in Okinawa ahead of the July 21-23 Group of Eight (G-8) summit, organizers said.

Held at the Okinawa Convention Center in the city of Ginowan, the Young Leaders' Summit gathered graduate students, journalists and foreign students for discussions on peace and harmony in the 21st century. Delegates will also draft a statement that will be submitted to the G-8 summit.

In a keynote address, former U.N. Undersecretary General Yasushi Akashi said that in working toward peace, Japan needs to change its self-reliant stance to a more open and active one.

He also appealed to countries around the world to have "great interest and involvement in the conflicts, peace and stability issues outside their own boundaries."

Organizers said participants will discuss four themes related to political and economic affairs, such as the role of citizens in the realization of a peaceful international society, and the benefits and drawbacks of globalization.

The G-8 comprises Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States.
COPYRIGHT 2000 Kyodo News International, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2000 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Japan Weekly Monitor
Date:Jun 19, 2000
Previous Article:EU, Japan discuss cooperation on antimonopoly policies+.
Next Article:Pre-summit symposium to focus on IT, development+.

Related Articles
Blast outside Bush Turkey hotel.
Football: Smithard races to British title win.
The Doha Event & Implications.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters