9th G-15 summit
|9th G-15 summit|
|Date||February 10-12, 1999|
The gathering brought together leaders, representatives and policymakers from non-aligned nations. African G-15 nations are Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Zimbabwe. Those from Asia are India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. Latin American G-15 nations include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.
The G-15 is composed of countries from Africa, Asia, North America and South America. These non-aligned nations joined together to create a forum to foster cooperation and develop information which can be presented to other international groups, such as the World Trade Organization and the Group of Eight. The G-15 nations have a common goal of enhanced growth and prosperity. The group aims to encourage cooperation among developing countries in the areas of investment, trade, and technology.
Leaders at the summit
Those G-15 nations represented at the summit were Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. The group's membership has expanded to 17 countries, but the name has remained unchanged.
The leaders of G-15 nations are core contributors in summit meetings. but only some of the heads-of-state were at the Caracas event:
- India - Atal Behari Vajpayee, Prime Minister
- Jamaica - Percival James Patterson, Prime Minister
- Malaysia - Mahathir Mohammad, Prime Minister
- Nigeria - Abdulsalami Abubakar, President
- Senegal - Abdou Diouf, President
- Sri Lanka, Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike, Prime Minister
- Venezuela - Hugo Chávez, President.
- Zimbabwe - Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President
The G-15 nations perceive an ongoing need to expand dialogue with the G8 nations. The G-15 want to help bridge the gap between developing countries and the more developed and industrialized nations.
G-15 nations are united by shared perceptions of global economic issues; and the G-15 provides a structure for developing common strategies for dealing with these issues.
Within the G-15, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico did not support the confrontationist posture which was adopted by Malaysia.
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