The discussions between the Heads of State and Government held in private and confidential, in an informal setting, their content is not made public. The same applies for ministerial meetings and meetings of working bodies of the G8. At the same time, the G8 is designed to ensure transparency of its work and to strengthen the dialogue with public organizations and non-governmental organizations.
The functions of the G8 is based on the principle of consent. Usually, as a result of the summits or ministerial meetings, will take joint documents that are distributed through the media. For international events of particular importance, the statements by the G8 leaders or ministers have agreed without taking personal meetings.
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