Group photo with the Africa Outreach representatives
The annual summit of the Group of Eight leading industrialised nations (G8) ended on Friday in Heiligendamm. "It was a successful summit," German Chancellor Angela Merkel was pleased to say. Earlier, the Heads of State and Government had reached wide-ranging agreements on all key issues on the agenda: from climate protection to Africa policy to the newly launched "Heiligendamm Process". The industrialised countries want to continue their co-operation with the five biggest emerging economies in the form of a continuous dialogue.