Jonathan For G8 Summit In Huntsville, Muskoka, Canada
San Francisco, June 02, (THEWILL) – Nigeria has reclaimed its lost influence in international politics as President Dr Goodluck Jonathan has been invited alongside Presidents of Egypt, South Africa, Ethiopia, Senegal, Malawi to the G8 Summit taking place in Huntsville, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada on June 25 and 26, 2010.
Members of the G8 namely; host Canada, The United States, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, Russia, Italy and the European Union (EU) will be meeting to discuss the last global recession and the way forward.
The Muskoka meeting, which will be chaired by the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is also current President of the G8, is tagged "Recovery and New Beginning."
THEWILL reported earlier that President Jonathan returned to Abuja on Tuesday night after attending the Nice France-Africa Summit in his capacity as Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and stopping over in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to express Nigeria’s gratitude to the government of Saudi Arabia for the first class medical treatment it rendered late President Umaru Yar’Adua during his three-month hospitalization at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah.
Before his trip to France, Dr Jonathan was invited to the World Nuclear Summit by US President Barack Obama last April.
THEWILL checks revealed that Canada has hosted four summits since 1976: Ottawa-Montebello 1981, Toronto 1988, Halifax 1995 and Kananaskis 2002.