|10th G7 summit|
Lancaster House in London
|Host country||United Kingdom|
|Dates||7–9 June 1984|
|Follows||9th G7 summit|
|Precedes||11th G7 summit|
The Group of Seven (G7) was an unofficial forum which brought together the heads of the richest industrialized countries: France, West Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada (since 1976) and the President of the European Commission (starting officially in 1981). The summits were not meant to be linked formally with wider international institutions; and in fact, a mild rebellion against the stiff formality of other international meetings was a part of the genesis of cooperation between France's President Giscard d'Estaing and West Germany's Chancellor Helmut Schmidt as they conceived the first Group of Six (G6) summit in 1975.
The G7 is an unofficial annual forum for the leaders of Canada, the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
|Core G7 members|
Host state and leader are shown in bold text.
|Canada||Pierre Trudeau||Prime Minister|
|West Germany||Helmut Kohl||Chancellor|
|Italy||Bettino Craxi||Prime Minister|
|Japan||Yasuhiro Nakasone||Prime Minister|
|United Kingdom||Margaret Thatcher||Prime Minister|
|United States||Ronald Reagan||President|
|European Community||Gaston Thorn||Commission President|
|François Mitterrand||Council President|
The summit was intended as a venue for resolving differences among its members. As a practical matter, the summit was also conceived as an opportunity for its members to give each other mutual encouragement in the face of difficult economic decisions. Issues which were discussed at this summit included: