PARIS - Interior ministers of the Group of Eight (G8) will meet in Paris Monday to discuss ways to combat cocaine trafficking, the French presidency office said Sunday.
"The President of the Republic will receive on Monday ... the ministers attending the meeting on the fight against cocaine trafficking across the Atlantic, held on May 9 and 10 in Paris under the French presidency of G8," the Elysee Palace said in a statement.
Representatives from some concerned countries in Latin America, the Caribbean region, western Africa and Europe will also take part in the meeting.
During the two-day event, participants will work for the "adoption of an action plan" to be submitted to G8 leaders at the upcoming summit, said the Elysee statement.
Leaders of the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Russia will meet on May 26-27 in Deauville, a port city in northern France. (Xinhua)