The Prime Minister said he would use the first in-person G7 summit in almost two years to seek a pledge to hit the global vaccination goal by vaccinating the entire world against COVID-19 by the end of 2022. This follows a meeting of the G7’s finance ministers earlier in the day that reached a “landmark” deal to reform the global tax system to make it fit for the global digital age.
UK is said to use its G7 Presidency to unite leading democracies to help the world fight and then build back better from coronavirus and create a greener, more prosperous future.
In a statement, PM Boris Johnson said, “Vaccinating the world by the end of next year would be the single greatest feat in medical history. I’m calling on my fellow G7 leaders to join us to end this terrible pandemic and pledge we will never allow the devastation wreaked by the coronavirus to happen again.”
The G7 summit of the world’s most powerful countries is going to be held from 11-13 June 2021. It will be held under the presidency of the UK in the coastal town of Carbis Bay, Cornwall, in southwestern England. The leaders of G7 nations, the EU, and guest countries—Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa, will join PM Boris Johnson at this year’s annual G7 summit. The ten leaders between them represent more than 60% of the people living in democracies around the world.
The G7 summit in June will address shared challenges, from combating coronavirus and tackling climate change, to ensuring that people everywhere can benefit from open trade, technological advancement and scientific discovery.