Statement by the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
United States Hosting 2004 Group of Eight (G8) Summit
in Sea Island, Georgia
President Bush will host the 30th G8 Summit in Sea Island,
Georgia on June 8-10, 2004, after the United States assumes
the Presidency of the G8 from France at the beginning of 2004.
The G8 Summit brings together the Leaders of the world's
major industrial democracies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy,
Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The European Union also attends the G8 Summit, represented
by the President of the European Commission and the Leader
of the country holding the Presidency of the European Council.
At previous G8 Summits, Leaders have discussed a wide range
of International economic, political, and security issues.
The principal venue of the Summit will be at Sea Island.
Sea Island is located on the southernmost portion of the Georgia
coastline, 80 miles from Savannah, Georgia. The city of Savannah
will also host some members of country delegations, as well
as the entire domestic and international press corps.
Previously, the United States hosted G8 Summits in Dorado
Beach, Puerto Rico (1976); Williamsburg, Virginia (1983);
Houston, Texas (1990); and Denver, Colorado (1997).