The White House has released a statement that the G8 Summit will be held at Camp David and not Chicago. The G8 Summit will take place there May 18-19 while the NATO Summit will take place in Chicago May 20-21.
For the news release from the Chicago Tribune, please click here.
STATEMENT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE:
“In May, the United States looks forward to hosting the G-8 and NATO Summits. To facilitate a free-flowing discussion with our close G-8 partners, the President is inviting his fellow G-8 leaders to Camp David on May 18-19 for the G-8 Summit, which will address a broad range of economic, political and security issues. The President will then welcome NATO allies and partners to his hometown of Chicago for the NATO Summit on May 20-21, which will be the premier opportunity this year for the President to continue his efforts to strengthen NATO in order to ensure that the Atlantic Alliance remains the most successful alliance in history, while charting the way forward in Afghanistan. “
STATEMENT FROM CHICAGO MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL:
“We wish President Obama and the other leaders well at the G8 meeting at Camp David and look forward to hosting the NATO Summit in Chicago. Hosting the NATO Summit is a tremendous opportunity to showcase Chicago to the world and the world to Chicago and we are proud to host the 50 heads of state, foreign and defense ministers from the NATO and ISAF countries in our great city May 19-21.”
STATEMENT FROM LORI HEALEY:
“We are honored to be the first major American city to host a NATO summit and look forward to showcasing Chicago to the world. Hosting the NATO Summit is a fantastic opportunity to shine a spotlight on Chicago as a global city and an unparalleled destination for travel, tourism, and business.”