(RIA Novosti) - G8 leaders discussed and adopted documents Sunday on education, global energy security, and the fight against infectious diseases.
"G8 leaders discussed three sets of issues during their morning session: energy security, education and the fight against infectious diseases, and adopted relevant documents," the G8 summit's organizing committee said, reports Trend.
Andrei Volkov, Russia's deputy education and science minister and a G8 education working group expert, said Saturday that the relevant document covered the innovation sector of professional education, cooperation between private business and the state in the education sphere and education programs for migrants.
"There should be special educational programs in the fields of language, culture, [and] professions allowing migrants to become full members of the communities that receive them," he said.
Volkov said education was the second most important issue on the summit agenda, preceded by energy security.
Speaking about energy security, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said Saturday, ""The summit's final documents on energy security will have a special section devoted to energy poverty. It is hard to imagine lifting the population of developing countries out of poverty without giving them access to energy."
Russia's chief doctor Gennady Onishchenko said July 15 that he considered the fight against infectious diseases the most important issue on the summit's agenda.
"This is the only topic concerning almost everyone in the world," he said adding that the document on the issue covered improvements in the monitoring of infectious diseases.