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Friday, 24 May 2024 – 22:53

G7 leaders join Queen for dinner after first day of talks

G7 leaders joined the Queen for a dinner on Friday evening after a day of talks at Carbis Bay.

World leaders have been in Cornwall today for the first day of the G7 summit, which is being hosted by the UK as the president nation of the group for the year.

Leaders from the UK, United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada are all present in the Cornish seaside resort for talks this weekend, while European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel are also in attendance.

In addition, the leaders of Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa are attending as guests.

The summit is the first face-to-face summit of the G7 since 2019 – with 2020’s summit being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Recovery from the pandemic and building a green future are the main key topics of discussion on this weekend’s agenda and leaders have already started to announce key commitments.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged that the UK will donate more than 100 million coronavirus vaccines to poorer countries within the next year, while United States President Joe Biden has promised 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccines to less wealthy countries and the African Union.

More commitments are expected to be announced by the G7 leaders over the coming days as talks continue at the Carbis Bay Hotel. 

The G7 is a group of some of the world’s largest economies that discusses and takes action on key economic issues. Find out more about the G7 Summit in our explainer.

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