What You Need To Know About the G7 Summit In Cornwall

The leaders of the G7 (the group of 7) will be meeting in Carbis Bay, Cornwall between the 11th – 13th June 2021.

An informal collection of some of the worlds biggest economies, the G7 states meet regularly to discuss global issues.

These countries are:

  • Canada
  • USA
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Germany

Boris Johnson will be hosting leaders including Joe Biden and Angela Merkel in the Cornish resort, with discussions about the pandemic, global health care and also the environment and global trade.

There will also be representatives from other European states and a very large police presence. This is due to the fact that there are ecpected to be a number of protests, possibly against the ongoing handling of the coronavirus, environmental concerns and more.

The G7 summit in Cornwall is the first event since 2019, which was held in Biarritz on the French Atlantic coast.

Discussions are expected to start on the 11th June, with all the meetings taking place behind closed doors. However, there will be regular press conferences and meetings where some details of discussions will be revealed.

As the host nation, the UK will also reveal a document called a communique which outlines the agreements from the G7 summit.

However, it’s not just the heads of state who will be discussing the issues at hand. There are a number of events happening across Cornwall to take advantage of the situation under the heading, G7: An event for everyone.

You can find out more about events happening in the region on the Cornwall County Council site.

Expect security to be high in and around Carbis Bay during the event, with road diversions and an increased police and military presence.

Image c/o Herman van Rompuy via Flickr (details)

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