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June 15, 2007
In 2009, when Italy hosts the G8 summit, it will be on the island of Maddalena, a small island north of Sardinia, according to Prime Minister Romano Prodi and Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema.
La Maddalena is the biggest of a group of small islands located between Sardinia and Corsica. The United States has a military base for nuclear military submarines on the island, but the naval base will have been dismantled before the summit takes place. Local facilities include a military school on the base and a new city theatre.
Italy last hosted the summit in 2001, in Genoa.
Sources: AGI, RIA Novosti, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Reuters
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