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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