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Officials discussing possibility of a G7 meeting soon: Canada

  • A demonstrator holds a sign with his mouth while taking part in a protest against Russian troops in Ukraine, outside of the Russian embassy in Ottawa March 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

OTTAWA: The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations are discussing whether to hold a meeting in the near future, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday, a move that would pointedly exclude Russia.

The G7 became the G8 in 1998 when Russia was formally included. Diplomats had previously said one way for the international community to punish Moscow for its incursion into Ukraine would be to hold a G7 meeting.

"I spoke to President Obama on that on the weekend, I've suggested that, and I know there are discussions among G7 sherpas (senior officials) about the possibility of a G7 meeting in the upcoming weeks," Harper told the Canadian Parliament.

 
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