Leaders of the world's top eight economies are poised to include an unprecedented message of support for Hong Kong's future on the agenda of their summit this month. British and American officials are working behind the scenes to ensure that the final communique from the 'Summit of the Eight' includes a passage noting the handover and calling on China to honour its agreements. A spokesman at the British Embassy in Washington said it would be surprising if the eight countries - the Group of Seven nations plus Russia - did not include the Hong Kong issue. 'It is obviously something we think is very important,' said the spokesman. China should not be surprised or angry at any reference to Hong Kong, he added, saying Beijing knew of London and Washington's feelings. The White House has come under pressure from Congress to get the statement agreed. But much will depend on the wording which could prove contentious. Member nations such as France and Russia, strengthening ties with Beijing, are not thought likely to accept a statement Beijing could take as an interference in its affairs of the Special Administrative Region.