London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited the heads of state and government of the G7 countries to Cornwall to host this year. The summit is to take place from June 11th to 13th in the coastal town of Carbis Bay, as the British government announced on Saturday evening.
It will be the first face-to-face meeting of the heads of government in around two years. It is also the first G7 summit for the elected US President Joe Biden and the last for Chancellor Angela Merkel.
After Brexit, Johnson wants to make a name for himself on the big world stage by expanding the G7 and also inviting Australia, India and South Korea as guests. Alongside Great Britain, Germany and the USA, Italy, France, Japan and Canada traditionally belong to the G7 countries.
The fight against the corona pandemic and climate change should be among the key topics of the summit. “The coronavirus is undoubtedly the most destructive force we have seen in generations and the greatest test of the modern world order,” Johnson said, according to a statement. It is right to work together to overcome the pandemic and create a better, more climate-friendly future.
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