G7 leaders address economic challenges and plan for future pandemics

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (center) poses with G7 leaders for a family photo during the summit in Carbis Bay, UK. Pictured are US President Joe Biden (3J), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (center), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (1st), French President Emmanuel Macron (3D), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (D), and Italian Prime Minister Mario . Draghi (4d), Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga (4a), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (2d) and European Council President Charles Michel (2j).

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 & Melinda Gates Foundation, will present to heads of state and government a roadmap to reduce deadlines for developing treatments and tests to less than 100 days. Diagnostics and vaccinations when a new disease is detected.

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

The chair of the Economic Resistance Committee, Mark Sedwill, a former UK security adviser and former senior British government official, will address the G7 leaders at this morning’s first plenary session devoted to post-pandemic funds.

Also attending today in Cornwall will be the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a body the UK wants to push for 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 be in charge of preparing the seafood, smoked sirloin and lobster for the attendees, who yesterday held a formal gala presided over by Queen Elizabeth II.

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