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Bonn Summit Economic Declaration

Towards Sustained Growth and Higher Employment

Published May 4, 1985



Bonn Summit

The Group of Seven (G7), Canada, West Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America met in Bonn, Germany, on May 2-4, 1985.

(a)The best contribution we can make to a lasting new prosperity in which all nations can share is unremittingly to pursue, individually in our own countries and co-operatively together, policies conducive to sustained growth and higher employment.

(b)The prosperity of developed and developing countries has become increasingly linked. We will continue to work with the developing countries in a spirit of true partnership.

(c)Open multilateral trade is essential to global prosperity and we urge an early and substantial reduction of barriers to trade.

(d)We seek also to make the functioning of the world monetary system more stable and more effective.

(e)Economic progress and the preservation of the natural environment are necessary and mutually supportive goals. Effective environmental protection is a central element in our national and international policies.

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