Videoconference debate on the G8

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					In conjunction with the preparatory works of the G8 Summit – the meeting of the Heads of
State and Governments of the Group of the eight more industrialized countries which will be
held from 15 to 17 July in Saint Petersburg – the SAIs of those countries have organized a
videoconference to debate, within the sphere of their remit and audit responsibilities, the main
issues in the agenda of the political Summit: energy safety, education, epidemics and
infectious diseases. The following Heads of SAIs participated to the videoconference, held on
7th June on initiative of Sergey V. Stepashin, President of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian
Federation: Sheila Fraser, Auditor General of Canada, Dieter Engels, President of the German
Bundesrechnungshof, Muneharu Otsuka, President of the Board of Audit of Japan, Francesco
Staderini, President of the Italian Corte dei conti, John Bourn, Comptroller and Auditor General
of the United Kingdom, David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States of America.

Link to the Country papers (enclosed)

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