OTTAWA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Finance and foreign ministers from leading industrialized countries will hold their summer meetings at opposite ends of Canada, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.
The sources, from two countries, said the finance ministers, who meet near Ottawa this weekend, will meet again in June in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Foreign ministers will gather in the British Columbian mountain resort of Whistler in the same month.
The Group of Seven, comprising Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, is chaired by Canada this year. Russia joins the group for some discussions, turning it into a Group of Eight.
Meetings are scheduled for various locations across the country, culminating in a G8 leaders summit at the end of June.
The two June get-togethers will help prepare the ground for the G8 summit, to be held in the Albertan resort of Kananaskis from June 26-27.
The finance ministers traditionally meet four times a year, twice on the sidelines of regular meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund and twice in the G7 host nation.
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