G8, G20 summits to be held in Canada June 25-27, 2010 - FM

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MOSCOW. October 17. KAZINFORM. The next G8 and G20 summits will be held in Canada on June 25-27, 2010, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said; Kazinform refers to Itar-Tass.

The G20 will be the main centre of concerted approaches to resolving financial and economic problems and reforming the international currency and financial system, Lavrov said in an interview with the Golos Rossii (Voice of Russia) radio on Friday.

"Decisions made by the G20 should be confirmed in a more universal format, and in this respect the United Nations is such universal forum due to its unique legitimacy,' he said.

"As for the G8, it won't disappear. The date of the next summit has already been determined - June 25-27, 2010 in Canada," he said.

"A G20 summit will be held in parallel. The G8 will do its own business because its agenda is much broader than that of the G20," Lavrov said; Kazinform cites Itar-Tass.

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