BORIS JOHNSON OPTS FOR CORNWALL RESORT AS G7 SUMMIT VENUE
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host this year's Group of Seven (G7) summit at the Cornish seaside resort of Carbis Bay, the British government said, Larissa Schwedes reported for Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa).
The G7 summit will take place from June 11 to June 13 and should be the first in-person meeting between the world's seven largest economies in about two years. In a statement, Johnson said that he intends to use Britain's turn in the rotating chair of the group to help rebuild the world following the coronavirus pandemic and create a greener, more prosperous future.
"Coronavirus is doubtless the most destructive force we have seen for generations and the greatest test of the modern world order we have experienced," Johnson said.
"It is only right that we approach the challenge of building back better by uniting with a spirit of openness to create a better future."
US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to attend the top meeting, which will also be German Chancellor Angela Merkel's last.
The G7 is made up of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, US and European Union. Johnson also invited Australia, India and South Korea to attend as guests. The group was previously known as the G8 until Russia was kicked out in 2014 over its annexation of Crimea.
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