G7 leaders will hold first one-on-one meeting in the United Kingdom since the start of the pandemic
The leaders that make up the G7 will meet in the United Kingdom next Friday, June 11, the first one-on-one meeting since the pandemic began.
At a three-day summit in the Cornish Coast region, leaders from the world’s richest and most powerful countries are expected to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, global geopolitical risks and climate change.
Similarly, it is highly likely that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will ask G7 leaders to cooperate to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the weekend, Johnson said he would ask his counterparts to commit to vaccinating the world against COVID-19 by the end of next year.
“I call on my fellow G7 leaders to join us in ending this terrible pandemic and I promise that we will never allow the devastation caused by the coronavirus to happen again,” he stressed.
In addition, the UK aims to convey a message of cooperation on green solutions with the Cornwall region, which is seen as the center of the UK’s green technology sector.
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The summit’s agenda is also expected to include topics such as supporting free and fair trade and promoting cyber security, a contentious issue in the wake of recent cyber attacks in the United States.
Finance ministers of G7 countries also agreed on Saturday a minimum global corporate tax of at least 15% for multinational corporations in each country where they operate.
The G7 is an organization made up of the world’s seven largest advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The G7 nations meet each year under the leadership of a country to assess the economic agenda, formulate common policies and strengthen cooperation.
Among the leaders of countries invited to this year’s summit are Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison; South Korean President Moon Jae-in; South African President Cyril Ramaphosa; and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
* Juan Felipe Velez Rojas contributed writing to this note. .
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