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G8 Sherpa meet in Moscow within Russia’s presidency

February 07, 2014, 18:37 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, February 07. /ITAR-TASS/. Within Russia’s presidency in the Group of Eight Sherpa have met in Moscow to discuss proposals on the G8 priorities in 2014, an official of the G8 Expert Council told Itar-Tass.

Within two days - on February 6-7 - the participants held five working meetings, which had focused on countering financial crimes, public data and Deauville partnership with the Arab countries in transition.

They touched upon issues related to management of natural and man-made disaster risks, global security in the context of fighting new infections, ensuring food security and contributing to the international development, including the formation of a new agenda after 2015, migration and social welfare.

The participants in the meeting considered the current situation in world economy. The Sherpa said prospects for world economy looked more positive.

However, they said risks remained. So, it is necessary to turn to a model of qualitative and sustainable development, the Sherpa said.

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