Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted her Group of Eight (G8) counterparts for the G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting at the Blair House this week in Washington.
They are meeting to tackle pressing regional and global security issues like North Korea, Syria and Iran.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Sec. Clinton would have four bilateral ministerial meetings during the G8 talks. "I'm sure that Syria will be a subject of discussion here too," Nuland said after she and other US officials said they saw no signs that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will implement a UN-brokered ceasefire he has agreed to.
The Group of Eight (G8) is composed of the eight major economies of the world: France; Germany; Italy; Japan; the United Kingdom; the United States; Canada and Russia.