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African leaders arrive in Germany for G7 outreach meeting

Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 01:01

African leaders arrive to take part in a G7 outreach meeting, aimed at providing support in reforms strengthening security and growth. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Presidents of Nigeria and Senegal arrived to Munich on Sunday (June 7) to meet leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations at a summit in the Bavarian Alps. In addition to climate and health issues, the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and European Union were due to discuss Islamist militant threats from groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram. The leaders of Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Iraq and other African nations were to join them later as part of an "outreach" group of non-G7 countries. G7 leaders backed a tough line towards Moscow at the start of the summit in the Bavarian Alps, with U.S. President Barack Obama urging the gathering to stand up to Russian aggression in Ukraine. German chancellor Angela Merkel was hoping to secure commitments from her G7 guests to tackle global warming ahead of a major United Nations climate summit in Paris in December. The German agenda also foresees discussions on global health issues, from Ebola to antibiotics and tropical diseases.

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African leaders arrive in Germany for G7 outreach meeting

Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 01:01