Vaccine equity and tackling climate change top Anglican leaders' hopes for G7

  • Vaccine equity and tackling climate change top Anglican leaders' hopes for G7

Vaccine equity and tackling climate change top Anglican leaders' hopes for G7

The then-informal meeting started the series of annual Group of Seven (G7) and G8 summits.

The G7 leaders posed for the landmark "family photo" in Carbis Bay, England ahead of the first plenary session of the three-day summit.

G-7 leaders will also discuss Friday boosting the reserves of the International Monetary Fund by up to $100 billion to support the neediest countries as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said. Other leaders, including Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, arrived on Thursday and Friday.

Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers began their consultations in early May to discuss Western pushback against Russian Federation and China, the Coronavirus, economic recovery and climate change. With regard to Russian Federation, a high-placed German source has told Sputnik that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, a bone of contention between the USA and its European allies, will not be discussed at the summit.

The United Kingdom, which holds the G7 presidency in 2021, has its policy priorities in the global recovery from the pandemic, facilitating free and fair trade, dealing with climate change, and safeguarding the Earth's biodiversity.

The UK Defense Ministry earlier said it will deploy several hundred military personnel, as well as several aircraft and naval vessels, to provide assistance to the UK police in ensuring security during the G7 summit in Cornwall, set for 11-13 June.