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United States Government
G8 Briefings
Updated June 6, 2004

Monday, June 7

10:00 am - 10:30 am G8 Overview Briefing
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C
On-the-Record

Condoleezza Rice
National Security Advisor to the President of the United States

11 am - Noon Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C
(From Sea Island )

Background
NOTE: THIS BRIEFING IS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES ONLY---ANY DIRECT QUOTES SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO A "UNITED STATES SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL."

Elliott Abrams
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
Near East and North African Affairs

Alan Larson (Tentative)
Undersecretary of State
Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs

This briefing will discuss G8 efforts to work in partnership with the governments and peoples of the broader Middle East and North Africa to support the region's political, economic, and social reform efforts.

(Note: During lunch on June 9, the G8 leaders will be joined by the leaders of Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Turkey and Yemen. In addition, President Bush will welcome President Ghazi Ajil al-Yawer of the Iraqi Interim Government to the G8 Summit.)

Tuesday, June 8

11 am - 11:30 am Global Economy/Entrepreneurship to Eradicate Poverty
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C

Background

NOTE: THIS BRIEFING IS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES ONLY---ANY DIRECT QUOTES SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO A "UNITED STATES SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL."

Randal Quarles
Assistant Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs

Kristin Forbes
Member, Council of Economic Advisers
Executive Office of the President

The briefers will discuss the global economic situation, and the G8 action plan to alleviate poverty through private sector-led development. This action plan will open opportunities for the private sector in developing countries and help put money in the hands of entrepreneurs and families.

1 pm - 1:30 pm Expanding Global Capacity for Peace Support Operations
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C

Background
NOTE: THIS BRIEFING IS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES ONLY---ANY DIRECT QUOTES SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO A "UNITED STATES SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL."

Jendayi Frazer
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
African Affairs

Constance Newman
Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Africa
U.S. Agency for International Development

Glyn Davies
Political Director for the G8
U.S. Department of State

As the number of peacekeeping missions throughout the world continues to grow, G8 Leaders will discuss the increasing need for the international community to respond with military operations to bring stability and security. The briefers will discuss President Bush's proposal to expand global capacity for peace support operations.

2 pm - 2:20 pm Read Out of U.S.-Japan Bilateral Meeting
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C
(From Sea Island )

Background
NOTE: THIS BRIEFING IS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES ONLY---ANY DIRECT QUOTES SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO A "UNITED STATES SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL."

Mike Green
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
Asian Affairs

2 pm - 2:45 pm National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
News Conference: Importance of Ocean Exploration
IMC Savannah, Oglethorpe Auditorium
On-the-Record

Richard Spinrad
Assistant Administrator
NOAA, National Ocean Service

James Connaughton
Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality
Executive Office of the President

Other Experts
i mproving global observation systems will be an important topic of discussion during the G8. NOAA is bringing experts to the G8 Summit to discuss the importance of ocean, coastal, and global observation to the world's economy.

NOAA will also present famed undersea explorer Bob Ballard who discovered the wreck of the RMS Titanic. Ballard will be linked via satellite live from the NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown, which is over the Titanic wreck site. Ballard is a member of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and NOAA will have a two-way link to facilitate his participation.

3 pm - 3:45 pm Secure International Travel
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C
(From Sea Island )
On-the-Record

Frances Townsend
Assistant to the President and Homeland Security Advisor

Alan Larson (Tentative)
Undersecretary of State
Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs

This briefing will discuss G8 efforts to further enhance the security of the traveling public, while improving the efficiency and ease of travel.

4 pm - 4:30 pm Nonproliferation
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C
Background
NOTE: THIS BRIEFING IS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES ONLY---ANY DIRECT QUOTES SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO A "UNITED STATES SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL."

John Bolton
Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

Robert Joseph (Tentative)
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
Proliferation Strategy, Counterproliferation and Homeland Defense

This briefing will present a broad range of measures that will be discussed during the Summit by G8 Leaders to halt and reverse the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

4:45 pm - 5:05 pm Read Out of U.S.-Germany Bilateral Meeting
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C
(From Sea Island )

Background
NOTE: THIS BRIEFING IS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES ONLY---ANY DIRECT QUOTES SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO A "UNITED STATES SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL."

Dan Fried
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
European and Eurasian Affairs

6 pm - 6:20 pm Read Out of U.S.-Russia Bilateral Meeting
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C
(From Sea Island )

Background
NOTE: THIS BRIEFING IS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES ONLY---ANY DIRECT QUOTES SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO A "UNITED STATES SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL."

Tom Graham
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
Russian Affairs

Wednesday, June 9
9 am - 9:20 am Read Out of the U.S.-U.K. Bilateral Meeting
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C
(From Sea Island )

Background
NOTE: THIS BRIEFING IS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES ONLY---ANY DIRECT QUOTES SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO A "UNITED STATES SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL."

  Dan Fried
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
European and Eurasian Affairs

11 am - 11:45 am Health Issues
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C

Background
NOTE: THIS BRIEFING IS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES ONLY---ANY DIRECT QUOTES SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO A "UNITED STATES SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL."

Anthony Fauci
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Dr. Fauci will be briefing on global health issues and will discuss current efforts by the G8, the U.S. government and the rest of the international community to deal with polio, HIV/AIDS and related problems.

1 pm - 1:30 pm Africa
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C

Background
NOTE: THIS BRIEFING IS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES ONLY---ANY DIRECT QUOTES SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO A "UNITED STATES SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL."

Jendayi Frazer
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
African Affairs

Constance Newman
Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Africa
U.S. Agency for International Development

On June 10 G8 leaders will have lunch with the leaders of Algeria, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda. This lunch will be an opportunity for the G8 and African leaders to discuss how they can cooperate to accelerate private sector-led growth and development in Africa. The briefers will provide background on the key issues to be discussed during this important meeting.

4:30 pm - 5 pm Development Issues (Famine and Anti Corruption)
IMC Savannah, Ballroom C
(From Sea Island )

Background
NOTE: THIS BRIEFING IS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES ONLY---ANY DIRECT QUOTES SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO A "UNITED STATES SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL."

Jendayi Frazer
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
African Affairs

Constance Newman
Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Africa
U.S. Agency for International Development

Alan Larson (Tentative)
Undersecretary of State
Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs

For more than two decades, nearly half of Ethiopia's 68 million people have experienced some degree of food insecurity and malnutrition. Approximately five million Ethiopians are "chronically food insecure," i.e., unable at some time in any year to secure an adequate supply of food for survival. Millions more face hunger or food insecurity in Eritrea, Somalia, the Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda.

During the Summit G8 Leaders will discuss efforts to help 5 million chronically food insecure people attain food security by 2009.

Thursday, June 10

10 am - 10:30 am Read Out of U.S.-Italy and U.S.-France Bilateral Meetings
IMC Savannah, Oglethorpe Auditorium

Background
NOTE: THIS BRIEFING IS FOR BACKGROUND PURPOSES ONLY---ANY DIRECT QUOTES SHOULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO A "UNITED STATES SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL."

Dan Fried
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
European and Eurasian Affairs

 
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