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G7 Summit in Japan

G7 Japan 2016Completed two-day G7 summit held in Japan on May 26-27. Previous G7 Summit held in June last year in a German castle Ellmau.

Leaders of the G7 member countries have been negotiating on the island of Honshu in the national park Ise-Shima. On formal occasions leaders traveled on unmanned vehicles. Safety of meetings was ensured by 23 thousand policemen.

"(G7) - Group of Seven" - is an association of seven major industrialized countries, which includes the United States, Germany, Japan, Britain, France, Italy and Canada.

This is the first summit meeting in Japan after 2008 in Hokkaido. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed world leaders on the island of Honshu near the Temple of Ise.IsaShime Shrine

This temple is dedicated to Sun Goddess - Amaterasu Omikami, which occupies an important place in Japanese legends about the creation of the world. Ise Grand Shrine for over 2000 years. But, in accordance with the provisions of Shinto, built periodically rebuild or demolish. The followers of this religion believe that all objects and phenomena - rocks, flowers, fire, trees or the sky - have his spirit and his god.

According to the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, hiking in the holy place will help world leaders to understand the spirituality of the Japanese. However, visiting world leaders Shrine caused controversy in Japan. Critics say that the way Abe appeals to conservatives who want the revival of traditional values.

In the agenda of meeting of the G7 were such important topics as - the state of the global economy and related concerns. As well as terrorism, cyber-security and safety on the water. During five sessions discussed the following themes - maintaining global economic growth, the fight against terrorism, the situation of refugees and climate change.

Particular attention was paid to the topic of migration crisis.

The head of the European Council Donald Tusk at the summit asked for support for the refugees from the G7 countries. "If we do not take over the management of the crisis, no one will not do" - said Tusk.

Obama Hiroshima visitAfter the summit, Obama became the first of the incumbents of the White House, who visited the Hiroshima atomic bombing exposed in the last days of World War II in 1945. Speaking about the visit to Hiroshima, Obama said that the purpose of the trip - to pay tribute to all those who died in World War II and a renewed commitment to continue the policy of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

According to Obama, the visit once again remind about the "unique alliance that is maintained by both countries for decades".

Leaders of the G7 countries adopted on Friday a joint declaration and a number of documents on the results of the summit in Japan agreed on measures to promote global economic growth and a common position on the fight against terrorism and corruption, and to address a wide range of international issues surrounding North Korea and Syria, as well as relations between Russia and UkraineG7 Japan

Summing up the results of the summit, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that the international community through the consolidated efforts succeeded in preventing the collapse of the global economy, like the one that occurred at falling of Lehman Brothers.

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