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UK to host G8 leaders at Northern Ireland resort

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17 December 2012

17 December 2012 (Reuters) - Britain will host next year's summit of G8 leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama. The summit will take place on June 17 and 18 at the five-star Lough Erne golf resort.

It will be the largest diplomatic summit ever held in the province.

\I want the world to see just what a fabulous place Northern Ireland is for business and investment,\" Prime Minister David Cameron said during a visit to a factory in Craigavon, south west of Belfast.

The last time the summit was held in the United Kingdom, Group of Eight leaders met at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2005.

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