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G8 countries accused of ignoring debt relief

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7257.320/a (Published 05 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:320
  1. Joe Lamar
  1. Okinawa, Japan

    Leaders of the world's eight most powerful nations were accused of treating the symptoms rather than the causes of poverty in the developing world last weekend after they promised action on disease, education, and technology but failed to progress on debt relief.

    At a G8 summit in Okinawa, the heads of the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada, Russia, and the European Union noted that the world economy is in its best shape for many years. They committed themselves to …

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