|43rd G7 summit|
|Date||26–27 May 2017|
|Venue(s)||Taormina (ME), Sicily, Italy|
|Follows||42nd G7 summit|
|Precedes||44th G7 summit|
The 43rd G7 summit was held on May 26–27, 2017 in Taormina (ME), Sicily, Italy. In March 2014, the G7 declared that a meaningful discussion was currently not possible with Russia in the context of the G8. Since then, meetings have continued within the G7 process.
It was the first time since 1987 that the G7 summit held in Italy was not hosted by Silvio Berlusconi. The participation of Angela Merkel and Theresa May made it the first time two G7 female leaders were principals in the G7 summit.
Leaders at the summit[edit source]
The attendees include the leaders of the seven G7 member states as well as representatives of the European Union. The President of the European Commission has been a permanently welcome participant at all meetings and decision-making since 1981.
|Core G7 members
Host state and leader are shown in bold text.
|Canada||Justin Trudeau||Prime Minister|
|Italy||Paolo Gentiloni||Prime Minister|
|Japan||Shinzō Abe||Prime Minister|
|United Kingdom||Theresa May||Prime Minister|
|United States||Donald Trump||President|
|European Union||Jean-Claude Juncker||Commission President|
|Donald Tusk||Council President|
|Guest Invitees (Countries)|
|Ethiopia||Hailemariam Desalegn||Prime Minister|
|Nigeria||Yemi Osinbajo||Acting President|
|Tunisia||Beji Caid Essebsi||President|