G7 Summit 2021, 11-13 June 2021

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Information Guide concerning the 47th summit between the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) in Cornwall, United Kingdom on 11-13 June 2021.

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The Group of Seven is a grouping comprising the world's seven largest so-called advanced economies. They are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA). The European Union (EU) is also represented at the highest level. The UK took on the Presidency of the G7 group of nations in 2021. The Presidency's overarching theme is Building Back Better from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

In preparation for the Cornwall summit, the UK hosted a video conference of G7 leaders on 19 February 2021.

Leaders from four other countries were invited to take part in the summit as guests. The agenda for the summit includes matters relating to pandemic preparedness and economic recovery; geopolitical challenges and foreign affairs; trade and development; promoting open societies and democratic values; and fighting climate change and protecting the environment. Bilateral talks between the participants in the margins of the meeting also took place. Media outlets reported on informal discussions concerning the post-Brexit relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union, and in particular the Protocol on Northern Ireland (NI Protocol).

The so-called Carbis Bay G7 Summit communiqué was adopted by the participants at the end of this summit.

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Commentary and Analysis
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BBC: Programmes: The G7 summit 2021 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09fst41
ITV News: Topics: G7 Summit https://www.itv.com/news/topic/g7-summit
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Forbes, 09/06/2021: Joe Biden Arrives In Cornwall For The Greenest G7 Summit In History https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliverwilliams1/2021/06/09/joe-biden-arrives-in-cornwall-for-the-greenest-g7-summit/
The Guardian, 09/06/2021: From rule of six to 6,500 police: Cornwall hosts first Covid-era G7 https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jun/09/from-rule-of-six-to-6500-police-cornwall-hosts-first-covid-era-g7
Politico, 10/06/2021: EU joins Biden’s call for fresh probe into coronavirus origins https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-president-joe-biden-call-investigation-origins-coronavirus/
The Guardian, 10/06/2021: G7 leaders will call for fresh WHO inquiry into Covid origins, leaked communique suggests https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/10/g7-communique-leak-covid-origins-inquiry-vaccines-forced-labour
Deutsche Welle, 11/06/2021: G7 summit 2021 start in Cornwall — as it happened https://p.dw.com/p/3ukZw
Euronews, 11/06/2021: 'More equal' recovery from pandemic needed, British PM says at G7 https://www.euronews.com/2021/06/11/watch-live-world-leaders-arrive-for-g7-summit-in-cornwall-england
VOA News, 11/06/2021: G-7 Summit Kicks Off With ‘Build Back Better’ Message https://www.voanews.com/europe/g-7-summit-kicks-build-back-better-message
France24, 12/06/2021: Biden urges G7 leaders to create unified front to counter China https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210612-g7-summit-leaders-set-to-announce-global-pandemic-prevention-plan
TIME, 12/06/2021: U.K.'s Boris Johnson Clashes With EU Over Northern Ireland at G7 Summit https://time.com/6073140/eu-uk-nothern-ireland-g7-summit-brexit/
Politico, 12/06/2021: Boris Johnson gets an EU earful on Northern Ireland https://www.politico.eu/article/boris-johnson-northern-ireland-g7-brexit-biden/
Euronews, 12/06/2021: Northern Ireland: Emmanuel Macron tells Boris Johnson to keep his word over Brexit accords https://www.euronews.com/2021/06/12/northern-ireland-emmanuel-macron-tells-boris-johnson-to-keep-his-word-over-brexit-accords
BBC News, 13/06/2021: G7 summit: 'It's stolen a week of holiday season' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-57442050
BBC News, 14/06/2021: G7 summit: Northern Ireland part of one great indivisible UK, says PM https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-57460077

Official Website of the UK's Presidency of the Group of Seven (2021) https://www.g7uk.org/
UK Government: Events: G7 UK 2021 https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/g7-uk-2021
General Secretariat of the Council: G7 summit, Cornwall, UK, 11-13 June 2021 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/international-summit/2021/06/11-13/
Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: G7 Summit 2021 https://www.mofa.go.jp/ecm/ec/page24e_000292.html
US State Department: Press Release, 02/05/2021: G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting https://www.state.gov/g7-foreign-and-development-ministers-meeting/
European Commission: Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the preparation of the G7 Summit of 11-13 June 2021 (9 June 2021) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_21_2907
European Commission: Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel ahead of the G7 Summit (10 June 2021) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_21_2931
European Council: Press Release, 10/06/2021: Remarks by President Charles Michel ahead of the G7 summit, 11-13 June 2021 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2021/06/10/remarks-by-president-charles-michel-ahead-of-the-g7-summit-11-13-june-2021/
World Health Organisation: Director-General's opening remarks at the G7 Summit - 12 June 2021 https://www.who.int/director-general/speeches/detail/director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-g7-summit---12-june-2021
European Council: Press Release, 13/06/2021: Remarks by President Charles Michel following the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2021/06/13/remarks-by-president-charles-michel-following-the-g7-summit-in-carbis-bay-cornwall/
2021 G7 Leaders' communiqué: Our shared agenda for global action to build back better https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2021/06/13/2021-g7-leaders-communique/

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