Follow the #G8 on Twitter

By ‎@hlp‎

This year, the UK takes the reigns of the G8 Presidency and on Monday (June 17) the G8 Summit will take place at the Lough Erne Resort (@LoughErneResort) in Northern Ireland.

The leaders from each of the G8 countries will meet to discuss issues, with a key focus on three key topics - advancing #trade, ensuring #tax compliance, and promoting greater #transparency. You can follow these hashtags alongside #G8UK and #G8 to keep up to speed with the event.

The Summit also has it’s own account (@G8), providing real-time updates throughout the two-day event.

We’re hoping to see some great uses of Vine (@Vineapp) too, as onlookers record the day in six-second bursts. Here’s one already posted by the the US Embassy (@USAinUK):

All of the G8 countries have a presence on Twitter. Here’s a short guide to who to follow to keep abreast of the action:

UK
Number 10 - @Number10gov
David Cameron - @David_Cameron

Canada
Stephen Harper (English) - @pmharper
Stephen Harper (French) - @premierministre

France
Élysée Palace - @Elysee
François Hollande - @fhollande

Germany
Steffen Seibert - @RegSprecher

Italy
Palazzo Chigi - @Palazzo_Chigi
Enrico Letta - @EnricoLetta

Japan
Prime Minister’s Official Residence - @kantei

Russia
Kremlin (English) - @KremlinRussia_E
Kremlin (Russian) - @KremlinRussia
Dmitry Medvedev (English) - @MedvedevRussiaE
Dmitry Medvedev (Russian) - @MedvedevRussia

US
White House - @whitehouse
Barack Obama - @BarackObama

A Twitter List of all these accounts can be found here.

According to Twiplomacy (@Twiplomacy), two thirds of all world leaders are on Twitter. You can follow their curated list here.