13:37 11 April 2013
Member of the G8 are to gather for a meeting on Thursday, 11th April, to hold talks. It is expected that the North Korea and also Syria crises are to be included on their itinerary for discussion. The group will meet in London in the UK.
The group’s meeting comes at a time when pressure has been mounting with regards to the Korean Peninsula. Reportedly there are concerns that there could be an eventual struggle between North and South Korea.
As reported by the BBC, it is understood that South Korea has increased its alert level in response to hints that North Korea could be ready to launch a missile test.
Also on the agenda, the crisis in Syria is expected to be talked about. A meeting was also held on Wednesday, 10th April.
William Hague, the UK’s Foreign Secretary, has expressed that the UK wants to help find a form of resolve.
He said: “We discussed what further assistance the UK could provide to save lives in Syria, and how we could work together to ensure this support was channelled most effectively.”
The G8 group is made up of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the US. Another G8 meeting is expected to be held on the summer months of this year.
The Korean Peninsula is located in East Asia. The Sea of Japan surrounds South Korea and Japan, with the East China Sea being located nearby. The Armistice Agreement led to Korea being controlled in two ways – by it having a north and a south.
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