- Title: CANADA: SCENE SET FOR TENSE G-7 SUMMIT
- Date: 14th June 1995
- Summary: HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA (JUNE 14, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SLV EXT. OF HALIFAX MARITIME MUSEUM, SITE OF FINANCE MINISTERS MEETING 0.04 2. GV/SV CANADIAN FOREIGN MINISTER ANDRE OUELLET TOURING MEETING ROOM/MEDIA (4 SHOTS) 0.27 3. SLV/LV EXT.BUILDING/SECURITY/POLICE SECURITY BOATS ON HARBOUR (3 SHOTS) 0.41 4. GV EXT. SUMMIT PLACE 0.45 5. GV/VARIOUS OF MEETING ROOM (4 SHOTS) 0.55 6. SV SECURITY SEARCHES OF PEOPLE/BELONGINGS (4 SHOTS) 1.43 7. SV G7 SUMMIT LOGO BANNER, CANADIAN FLAG 1.49 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
- Duration: 00:01:49
- Story Text: Outrage at France's decision to resume nuclear testing, mounting tension in Bosnia and United States (U.S.)-Japan squabbling threatened to throw a world economic summit off course on Wednesday (June 14).
The three-day summit of the United States, Japan, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Canada starting on Thursday, had been scheduled to focus on propping up the world financial system after the Mexican financial crisis last December.
But even before the first leaders arrived for the Group of Seven (G7) meeting, trouble was brewing on several fronts, headed by France's surprise announcement on Tuesday that it would resume nuclear weapons testing.
Canada joined much of the rest of the world in criticising France for its decision to resume nuclear testing.
Canadian Foreign Minister Andre Ouellet told a breakfast meeting the decision could encourage others to resume tests and non-nuclear powers to acquire arms.
"Those who are nuclear powers have to agree to stop doing their testing as soon as possible," Ouellet said.
The conflict in the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia is also expected to loom large during political discussions.
Both demonstrate the limits on the power of the exclusive G7 club to solve the world's problems.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin, who will join the political discussions of the G7, is expected to face criticism about the war in the breakaway republic of Chechnya.
Security, meanwhile, continued to be high on the agenda with foreign journalists also coming under scrutiny.
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