G7 summit to open soon in Cornwall, England

The artwork 'Mount Trashmore' overlooking St Ives Bay in Cornwall. Pollution and the climate crisis will be key issues raised during the G7 summit in Cornwall this week

The artwork 'Mount Trashmore' overlooking St Ives Bay in Cornwall. Pollution and the climate crisis will be key issues raised during the G7 summit in Cornwall this week

President Biden had a pull-aside meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday during the G7 summit.

From left, Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, US President Gerald Ford, French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, West Germany Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, and Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Miki pose for a photo at the first G6 summit on November 17, 1975, at the Chateau de Rambouillet near Paris.

The get-together will last from Friday to Sunday.

The G7 leaders are meeting in person for the first time in two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The summit is expected to cover a broad range of issues, such as those related to economic recovery, sustainable growth, trade, promotion of a green and digital economy, social inclusion, and closing the gender gap.

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The Prime Minister's Official Spokesman later blasted the European Union over the prospect of an import ban on chilled meats. Mr Poots said the time for talking about "Protocol problems has passed", adding it is "now time for action".

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Cornwall "the ideal location for such a crucial summit" and said it "will be the nucleus of great global change and advancement".

Climate change, the global economy and how to deal with China are also expected to be key topics.

The summit's foreign policy agenda will include relations with such countries as Russia, Belarus, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iran, and Libya.

The UK Defense Ministry earlier said it will deploy several hundred military personnel, as well as several aircraft and naval vessels, to provide assistance to the UK police in ensuring security during the G7 summit in Cornwall, set for 11-13 June.

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