G7 Summit

Meeting of the heads of state and government

G7 Summit programme

The highlight of the German G7 Presidency will be the summit meeting of the heads of state and government on 7/8 June 2015. Meetings will also be held at ministerial level in the course of the Presidency, and the German Chancellor will engage in exchange with civil society.

The first working session at the G7 Summit The summit participants during their first working session in Schloss Elmau Source: Bundesregierung/Kugler

Chancellor Angela Merkel will be welcoming her guests in Schloss Elmau on Sunday at 13:00. This will be followed by the first working session of the seven heads of state and government along with the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council. The topics on the agenda will be the global economy, growth and values. The second working session, which is due to start at 15:00, will look at trade and standards. During the working dinner, as of 20:30, the summit participants will be discussing foreign and security policy matters.

On Monday morning participants will discuss climate and energy issues as of 09:00. At 10:45 this will be followed by talks with the heads of state and government of African nations and representatives of international organisations. Topics will include development policy, the post-2015 agenda, women, health and Africa. To wind up the summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel will invite media representatives to a press conference which has been provisionally scheduled for 14:30.

The summit will also offer the Chancellor the opportunity to conduct bilateral meetings with the individual heads of state and government. Shortly before the summit starts she will meet with US President Barack Obama. The two leaders will meet local citizens in the nearby village of Krün. At the subsequent meeting in Schloss Elmau they will be focusing primarily on the issues on the G7 summit agenda.

Dialogue with African nations

In addition, on the second day of the 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)

Meetings of G7 ministers

The foreign ministers will meet in Lübeck on 14/15 April 2015,
The energy ministers will meet in Hamburg on 11/12 May 2015
The finance ministers will meet in Dresden from 27 to 29 May 2015
The transport ministers will meet in Frankfurt from 16 to 18 September 2015
The science ministers will meet in Berlin on 8/9 October 2015.
The health ministers will meet in Berlin on 8/9 October 2015.

Saturday, 06 June 2015