G7 summit to open soon in Cornwall, England

Carla Harmon
June 13, 2021

The leaders are expected to discuss measures to end the pandemic. Speaking to the Anglican Communion News Service, Anglican leaders stressed the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous communities and also raised issues of nuclear energy, the care of refugees and the need to hear the voices of young people.

The Group of Seven (G7) summit began formally on Friday as the leaders of the world's most advanced economies gathered on the Cornish coast for the first time since the outbreak of global coronavirus pandemic.

A dozen Devon and Cornwall police officers are isolating after a coronavirus test taken by one of them proved positive.

The leaders around the Queen laughed, and Mr Johnson replied emphatically: "Yes".

An independent report, titled "100 Days Mission to Respond to Future Pandemic Threats", will be presented by chief scientific adviser to the United Kingdom government Sir Patrick Vallance and American philanthropist Melinda Gates.

Meanwhile, Britain says it will establish a new centre to develop vaccines to prevent zoonotic diseases spreading from animals to humans. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is there for the last time. This is the first time Draghi and Suga are attending the prestigious event.

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the US President Joe Biden in Carbis Bay Cornwall after their meeting ahead of the G7 Summit June 10, 2021.

"Together we need to build on the significant scientific and collaborative response to the Covid-19 pandemic and find common solutions to address numerous gaps identified".

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had one-on-one meetings with many political officials from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

"To this end World Health Organization welcomes and will take forward the UK's proposal for a Global Pandemic Radar".

Dr Tedros stressed that "the world needs a stronger global surveillance system to detect new epidemic and pandemic risks".

Before the talks, Mr Johnson said: "In the a year ago the world has developed several effective coronavirus vaccines, licensed and manufactured them at pace and is now getting them into the arms of the people who need them".

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