Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, will this week host a virtual meeting of the G7, the first of the organisation that he has chaired. Topics to be discussed are expected to be the environment, international security, the coronavirus and the global economy. There is also expected to be a meeting in person of the G7 which will take place in Cornwall during the summer of 2021 should the health situation allow.
Johnson said in a statement:
“The solutions to the challenges we face – from the colossal mission to get vaccines to every single country, to the fight to reverse the damage done to our ecosystems and lead a sustainable recovery from coronavirus – lie in the discussions we have with our friends and partners around the world.
Quantum leaps in science have given us the vaccines we need to end this pandemic for good. Now world governments have a responsibility to work together to put those vaccines to the best possible use. I hope 2021 will be remembered as the year humanity worked together like never before to defeat a common foe.”