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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

A G-7 Role for Russia

GENEVA -- U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher said Tuesday that Russia will be granted a more formal role in the political deliberations of the G-7 group of the world's leading industrialized countries. "Russia will have a significant role in political discussions at Naples, the next G-7 summit," Christopher said. Russia has attended G-7 summits as an observer, but wants full membership. The special status announced by Christopher would be a compromise.