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These pages are designed to inform you of events and meetings that took place under the UK G7 Presidency in 2005.

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"2005 is a make or break year for development - an opportunity to make a breakthrough on debt relief and development, on tackling disease and on delivering the Doha development round on trade."
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Gordon Brown, MP

The G7 is an informal group of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Canada, Italy, Japan and Germany. More information on G7 members .

G7 Finance Ministers meet four times a year, with Central Bank Governors attending all but the pre-Summit ministerial meeting. In 2005 the UK hosted a G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting on 4th-5th February and a G8 Finance Ministers Meeting on 10th-11th June to prepare for the G8 Heads of State Summit. As is customary, two other meetings have been held in Washington in conjunction with the regular meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank that are held in the Spring and Autumn. At their recent meeting in Washington, Ministers and Central Bank Governors also agreed to meet again in the UK in December.Full calendar of G7 and other related events.

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