G7 Summit 2016



The G7 was born as a result of the huge economic problems facing the world in the 1970s. The first oil shock and the collapse of the Bretton Woods fixed exchange rate system had the world on tenterhooks. These were grounds enough for the heads of state and government to consult on international economic policy.In the 1980s the G7 extended its interests to embrace foreign and security policy issues. International challenges at that time included the long-standing conflict between Iran and Iraq and the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.The idea for the first meeting was the initiative of French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. In 1975 they instigated the first summit meeting at the Chateau de Rambouillet, 50 kilometres south-west of Paris.The President of the European Commission was invited to attend the G7 summit for the first time 1977 in London. Today the European Council also been invited to the Summit.In 1998, Russia was formally admitted to the group, making it the G8 but as a result of the Russian actions in Crimea and in the Ukraine crisis the G7 States decide not attend G8 summits until Russia changes course. On the 7th. and 8th. June 2015 the 41st G7 Summit took place at Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps 100 km south of Munich. For this event arround 17,000 policemen ensure the safety of politicians also a no Fly Zone was established.

On the 6th June the first
participants who arrived was Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Staff onboard two Boeing 747-400 [20-1101/20-1102] of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

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The first Arrival of the 7th was Barak Obama onboard the VC-25A 82-8000 better known as Air Force One followed by his Staff onboard the C-32A 09-0016

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Donald Tusk, President of the European Council arrives onboard the Belgium Air Force Embraer 135 CE-02 followed by the ZE700 Bae 146 Royal Air Force Qeens Flight who brings the British Prime Minister David Cameron to Munich .

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French president François Hollande arrives with the new Dassault Falcon 7X F-RAFB and the last G7 member who arrived was Italys Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with MM62243 an Airbus 319 CJ of the the Italian Airforce

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As part of the G7-Outreach-Meeting also some African and Eastern leaders arrived at Munich.
The first suprised arrival was the Boeing 757
UP-B5701 of the Kasachstan Government the second arrival was President Macky Sall from Senegal onboard the Airbus 319 6V-ONE

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followed by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari [Nigerian Air Force Boeing 737 BBJ 5N-FTG] and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi [Tunesian Air Forcce Boeing 737 BBJ TS-IOO]

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