The seven G7 countries are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. Represented jointly by the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, the EU participates in all discussions as a guest.
The Group of Seven (G7) is an inter-governmental political forum consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The Group of Eight (G8) was an inter-governmental political forum from 1997 until 2014. It had formed from incorporating the country of Russia into the Group of Seven, or G7, and returned to its previous name after Russia was removed in 2014.
G8 Countries 2022
The G20 is a strategic multilateral platform connecting the world's major developed and emerging economies. The G20 holds a strategic role in securing future global economic growth and prosperity.
The Group of Eight (G8) refers to the group of eight highly industrialized nations—France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, Canada, and Russia—that hold an annual meeting to foster consensus on global issues like economic growth and crisis management, global security, energy, and terrorism.
Less than 20% of the world's population lives in industrialized nations, yet they account for more than 70% of the world's output.
The Group of Five (G-5) is a country grouping that includes Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa. These emerging market and BRIC economies are increasingly important on the world stage.
The G8 members consist of industrialized developed nations. The G20 is an informal group consisting of the G8 members and the other 12 countries. The G8 group consists of finance ministers and bank governors. The G20 group consists of high-rank ministers, foreign ministers, and leaders of government.
The Group of Twenty (G20), a collection of twenty of the world's largest economies formed in 1999, was conceived as a bloc that would bring together the most important industrialized and developing economies to discuss international economic and financial stability.
The members of the G20 are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union.
The Group of Seven (G7) and the Group of Twenty (G20) are informal governance clubs, which hold annual Summits of Heads of State to discuss issues of global importance. The G7 is a more homogenous, intimate group, which has been meeting for decades.
|43rd G7 summit|
|Venue(s)||Taormina (ME), Sicily, Italy|
|Participants||Canada France Germany Italy Japan United Kingdom United States European Union|
|Follows||42nd G7 summit|
The Group of Eight + Five (G8+5) was an international group that consisted of the leaders of the heads of government from the G8 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), plus the heads of government of the five leading emerging economies (Brazil, China, India, ...
The members of the G-20 are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S., as well as the European Union, represented by the rotating council presidency and the European Central Bank.
In 1976, Canada joined the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States to discuss coordinated responses to global crises, and in 1977 the European Union was invited to attend. The G7 is not based on a treaty and has no permanent secretariat.
List of seniority of current G7 leaders
|Person||Office||In Office Since|
|Justin Trudeau||Prime Minister of Canada||4 November 2015|
|Emmanuel Macron||President of France||14 May 2017|
|Boris Johnson||Prime Minister of the United Kingdom||24 July 2019|
|Joe Biden||President of the United States||20 January 2021|
UK currently holds the Presidency of the G7 and has invited India, along with Australia, Republic of Korea and South Africa, as Guest Countries for the G7 Summit.
The influential G-8 comprises U.S., Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia, while the five Outreach Countries are, besides India, Brazil, China, Mexico and South Africa.
Participants and representatives
|Australia||Scott Morrison||Prime Minister|
|India||Narendra Modi (virtually present)||Prime Minister|
|South Africa||Cyril Ramaphosa||President|
|South Korea||Moon Jae-in||President|
Republic of India
Formal Name: Republic of India (The official, Sanskrit name for India is Bharat, the name of the legendary king in the Mahabharata). Short Form: India.