G8 Leaders pose for a family photograph, and gather around the table for a counter-terrorism working session at the G8 Summit.
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Leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, USA and UK are meeting at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit today and tomorrow.
PM David Cameron is determined to achieve change on three issues which are critical for growth, prosperity and economic development across the world:
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks ahead of the G8 Summit taking place in Northern Ireland on 17 and 18 June 2013. He will meet with leaders from the USA, Russia, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Canada for the talks, focusing on three key global themes: trade, tax and transparency.
US President Obama arrives for G8 Summit in Northern Ireland
US President Barack Obama and his family arrive at 38(Irish)Brigade Flying Station, Aldergrove in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit being held at the Lough Erne in Co. Fermanagh. The President was met by Lord Leiutenant Joan Christie, Minister of State for Northern Ireland Mike Penning, Arlene Foster MLA and Michelle O’Neill MLA.
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Trade is key to economic growth and job creation. But in late 2008, global trade saw its steepest fall since the Great Depression. More than four years on trade has still not fully recovered; trade growth fell to 2% in 2012 - well below the 20-year average of over 5% per year.
The European Union is currently negotiating free trade agreements with G8 partners, including Canada and Japan. The EU and US are on track to start negotiations shortly.
Together, they make up around a third of all global trade. An EU-US trade deal could add over £100 billion to EU GDP and over £80 billion to US GDP.
The rest of the world would benefit too, with potential gains of £85 billion worldwide. Overall, this trade agenda could create over two million jobs across the European Union.
Other G8 countries are negotiating ambitious trade agreements. For example, the United States is leading efforts on free trade with the Trans Pacific Partnership, which also includes Canada. Japan is scheduled to participate shortly.
If G8 countries complete all of their current and proposed trade deals it could boost the income of the whole world by more than $1,000 billion.
Click through to watch live video from the UK’s G8 Summit 2013 in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland.
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