Today, Sunday, the leaders of the Group of Seven countries concluded their summit in Britain, where they agreed to confront the influence of China and Russia, distribute one billion doses of vaccine against the Corona virus globally, and accelerate the response to climate change.

The final statement of the summit stated that the seven countries will provide one billion doses of vaccines over the next year, and will work with the private sector, the Group of Twenty and other countries to increase the contribution over the coming months.

"I asked my counterparts to help prepare and provide the necessary doses to vaccinate the world by the end of 2022," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said during a press conference at the end of the summit, adding that the leaders of the seven countries pledged to provide more than one billion doses through funding or the Kovacs mechanism.

In turn, European Council President Charles Michel said in a video message broadcast on Twitter, "The priority is to ensure our ability to meet the demand for vaccines, and here the European Union takes the lead. Partners have joined us now to accelerate the production and distribution of vaccines around the world."


Climate change

The work of the summit on its last day focused on climate, which is a major challenge for the United Kingdom, which will host, next November, the major United Nations climate summit "COP26".

In their final statement, the leaders of the seven countries pledged to accelerate the response to climate change, setting themselves a goal of halving countries' emissions of carbon dioxide by 2030, and increasing financial aid to the poorest countries.

"We have made it clear that we have to start implementing measures (...) and helping developing countries at the same time," Johnson said at his press conference.

Biden speaks to reporters at the end of the summit (Reuters)

Russia and China

On the political front, US President Joe Biden confirmed in a press conference after the summit that his country returned with a full presence in international diplomacy, through the G7 summit, which reflected "exceptional cooperation and productivity."

Biden noted that mutual defense of NATO is a "sacred duty" and that democratic forces are in "competition with those of authoritarianism."

Biden pledged to be "very clear" with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about the differences, and also stressed that he was not seeking a "dispute" with China.

After the summit ends, Biden will meet with his main allies during a NATO summit in Brussels, before an expected meeting with Putin on Wednesday.

In turn, French President Emmanuel Macron stressed during a press conference that the Group of Seven "is not an anti-Chinese club", but rather a "collection of democracies" that seeks to "work with China on all global issues", independent of differences.


In the final statement, the Group of Seven called on China to "respect human rights and fundamental freedoms" in both Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of committing violations against minorities, and Hong Kong, where it targets democracy activists.

The group also called on China to cooperate with the World Health Organization to conduct a transparent and scientific investigation in its second phase into the source of the "Covid-19" virus.

The group also called on Russia "to conduct an urgent investigation and to provide a credible explanation and credible explanation of the use of chemical weapons on its territory, to end the systematic repression of civil society and independent media, and to identify those responsible for launching cyber-attacks using ransomware from within its territory." .

Environmental activists demonstrating near the summit meeting headquarters (Reuters)

Earlier today, China warned the G7 leaders that the days when "small" groups of countries decided the fate of the world are long gone.

"We always believe that countries are equal, big or small, strong or weak, poor or rich, and that global affairs should be handled in consultation among all countries," a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in London said.

The Group of Seven industrialized nations, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada, supported the establishment of a "more equitable" tax system that imposes minimum corporate taxes and includes a joint campaign against tax evasion, as part of what it described as efforts to reduce inequality.

At the summit in Britain, leaders agreed to "ensure our future prosperity by championing freer and fairer trade within a reformed trading system, a more resilient global economy, and a fairer global tax system."


The second day of the summit ended, yesterday, Saturday, after it witnessed intensive work sessions and side meetings away from the limelight, with a relaxing time in the "Carbis Bay" resort in the "Cornwall" area in southwest England.

Joint initiatives were announced during the first in attendance summit in nearly two years due to Corona, but the picture of consensus was tarnished by differences that came out into the open, between the Europeans and the British regarding Britain's exit from the European Union (Brexit) and the thorny file of Northern Ireland.

Earlier, informed sources revealed that the G7 leaders plan includes stopping the decline of biodiversity by 2030, by protecting at least 30% of land and seas, and that Britain will launch a fund of 500 million pounds (more than 582 million euros) to protect oceans and ecosystems. Navy in countries like Ghana and Indonesia.

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