The G7 Summit was taking place from 24 to 26 August 2019 in Biarritz, France. The theme of the 45th Summit was: "A G7 fighting inequality".
France has held the Presidency of the G7 (Group of 7) since 1 January 2019. The G7 brings together France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
On 23 August, French President Emmanuel Macron urged the G7 to lead the summit discussions with the 2019 Amazon wildfires.
The summit was marked by the surprise visit of the Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and the group's commitment to provide €20 million to fight the wildfires ravaging the Amazon forest in Brazil. The leaders discussed about GAFA Tax, World Trade Organisation, a Peace Summit to come on Ukraine, Honk Kong, Iran and Libya. Donald Trump met for the first time the new British PM Boris Johnson.
French President Macron gave up on the idea of producing a joint G7 communiqué, in part to prevent Trump from sabotaging the final statement. Instead, a one-page set of conclusions was endorsed by the leaders.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|