The G8 summit wrapped up on June 8 in Germany with no new commitments from the leaders of the eight top industrialized nations regarding increasing aid to Africa. Instead, the leaders reconfirmed their 2005 pledge to double aid to Africa by 2010. Under the 2005 pledge, the leaders agreed to increase aid to developing countries by about $50 billion per year by 2010, half of which would be earmarked for Africa. Prime Minister Harper stated that "Canada's on target to meet [the 2005] obligations" and claimed that "I think we're the only country on target to meet them, and to meet them early, in fact." Prime Minister Harper also vehemently dismissed claims that Canada was "blocking progress" at the summit.
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