LIVE – UK: G7 summit begins in Cornwall

Emmanuel Macron G7 . Arrived for the seaside resort of Corbys Bay

The President of the Republic arrived late in the morning in Cornwall, United Kingdom for the G7 summit.

on TwitterHe posted a photo of him having lunch with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

Emmanuel Macron wrote, “As always, same union, same zeal to work, same enthusiasm! May the G7 begin.”

Vaccines on the climate crisis and the G7 agenda

This G7 is an opportunity for the great powers of the G7 to highlight their unity in the face of various global crises.

They should look into the issue of health crisis including distribution of anti-Covid vaccines.

Downing Street announced that a deal should be struck to deliver “at least one billion doses” with the goal of “ending the pandemic by 2022”. The United States has already promised 500 million doses and the British 100 million through the Kovax device.

The second priority of this G7 is the fight against global warming ahead of COP26, scheduled for this November in Scotland.

The start of the G7 summit, first for Biden and last for Merkel

The G7 summit begins this Friday 11 June at the seaside resort of Corbys Bay in Cornwall. It will conclude on Sunday 13th June.

After months of videoconferencing, the leaders of seven world powers – Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and the United States – are meeting in this small town in the southwest of England.

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This is their first one-on-one meeting in nearly two years and notably the first participation for US President Joe Biden. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is there for the last time.

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