The UK is internet hosting the primary face-to-face gathering of the G7 overseas ministers in two years, with the Group of Seven assembly on Tuesday at Lancaster Home in London, with Covid-19 protocols in place.
As overseas ministers from the G7 group arrived in masks on the venue on Tuesday, they traded conventional handshakes with UK International Minister Dominic Raab for an elbow or forearm “bump,” underscoring the continuing risk of the Covid-19 disaster.
The occasion will “convey collectively a few of the world’s main democracies for talks and decisive motion on essentially the most crucial international points,” the British International Workplace stated in an announcement.
The G7 group of industrialized nations consists of the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU. This yr, the UK additionally prolonged invites to India, Australia, South Africa, South Korea and Brunei.
Subjects on the ministers’ agenda embody relations with Russia, China, and Iran, the coup in Myanmar, the battle in Syria and the conditions in Libya, Ethiopia, Somalia, the Sahel and Western Balkans, in line with the International Workplace.