G7 leaders address economic challenges and plan for future pandemics

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Today, representatives of the group of rich countries – the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Japan and the European Union – join the four countries invited by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, host of the summit: India, Australia, South Africa and South Korea.

Leaders of the G7 meeting in Cornwall (UK) on Saturday, on the second day of the summit, discussed plans to prevent future pandemics, measures to boost the global economy, as well as challenges to their foreign policy.

In bilateral meetings and encounters on the sidelines, the European leaders in attendance are also expected to continue to pressure British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to find a solution to the dispute between the two sides of the English Channel over customs controls in the north. Ireland.

Today, representatives of the group of rich countries – the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Japan and the European Union – join the four countries invited by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, host of the summit: India, Australia, South Africa and South Korea.

These four countries will participate this afternoon in a plenary session devoted to strategies to combat epidemics and other health threats.

The British government’s scientific advisor, Patrick Vallance, and Melinda Gates, founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will present to heads of state and government a roadmap to reduce deadlines for developing treatments, diagnostic tests and vaccines when new ones emerge. disease was detected.

It is expected that at this summit a document will be signed that will be baptized as the “Carbis Bay Declaration”, referring to the English city hosting the G7, where those health commitments will remain black and white.

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The Chairman of the Economic Resistance Committee, Mark Sedwill, a former security adviser to the United Kingdom and a former senior official in the British government, will address the leaders of the Group of Seven in the first plenary session this morning, dedicated to financing in the post-pandemic era.

Also in attendance in Cornwall today is the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a body where the UK wants to promote reform.

In the afternoon will be the time when leaders will discuss common policies to deal with international threats and challenges such as those posed by China and Russia.

At the end of the day, G7 members and their guests pose for a family photo before partaking in a relaxing dinner on the beach at Carbis Bay.

Chef Simon Stallard of local Hidden Hut will prepare seafood starters, smoked sirloin and lobster for the attendees, who yesterday set up an official meal presided over by Queen Elizabeth II.

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