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ROME, February 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s presidency in the Group of Eight should facilitate the strengthening of global management, Italian ex-premier, politician Romano Prodi said.
In an interview with Itar-Tass on Wednesday, Prodi said, “In the moment of deep economic, political and social changes that we are currently going thorugh, cooperation between the great powers for the sake of the peoples and global prosperity is becoming ever more important.”
“Russia’s presidency in the G8 should facilitate the strengthening of this institute,” Prodi said.
The G8 should be an international forum, which gathers the great economies, and it “should be able to get the words and expectations into real decisions in such issues as economic development, distribution of resources, settlement of regional conflicts and immigration policy”, the Italian ex-premier said.
“Russia, which hosts the Olympic Games and the G8, has turned out to be in the center of international relations, and it determines foreign policy,” he said.
Prodi, who is currently UN special envoy for the Sahel region, said he was sure that global policy could be worked out only by the international community’s joint efforts.
“Even such great powers as the United States and China are unable to give answers to global problems,” he added.