Africa on the agenda of G7 Summit in June 2015

The German government has decided to make Africa’s future one pillar of this year’s G7-Summit in Schloss Elmau, June 7th and 8th.

On this occasion and prior to the G7-Summit, there will be a number of different events in Germany discussing the potential for African businesses to integrate themselves deeper into global value chains. Keep looking at the webpage to stay informed.

On the second day of the G7 Summit the heads of state and government of African countries in particular and representatives of international organisations will be attending what is known as the G7 outreach meeting. The G7 want to support African countries in their reform efforts and thereby strengthen peace and security, growth and sustainable development in Africa. The G7 countries will therefore engage in dialogue with their guests on the common challenges they face and the priority issues for the G7.

The following heads of state and government and chairpersons of international organisations have so far confirmed they will be taking part in what is known as the outreach format:

  • Ethiopia – Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn
  • Iraq – Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
  • Liberia – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  • Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari
  • Senegal – President Macky Sall
  • Tunisia – President Beji Caid Essebsi
  • Chair of the Commission of the African Union – Dlamini Zuma
  • ILO (Guy Ryder)
  • IMF (Christine Lagarde)
  • OECD (José Ángel Gurría)
  • World Bank (Jim Kim)
  • WTO (Roberto Azevêdo)
  • United Nations (Ban Ki-moon)