UK Takes Over Presidency of G7

The UK has today taken over the Presidency of the G7 from the United States and will host this year’s summit. The UK will hold the Presidency until the end of 2021, when it is taken over by Germany.

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, said in a statement:

“Proud that the UK is taking over the 2021 Presidency of the G7 today. Hosting both the G7 Summit and
COP26 will make this a hugely important year for Global Britain and I look forward to welcoming our friends and allies as we beat COVID and build back better from the pandemic.”

Woody Johnson, the US Ambassador to the UK, posted on Twitter:

“Today, the U.S. passes the torch of the G7 presidency to the UK. Congrats! Another great example of United States and United Kingdom global leadership.”