- PM will use the UK’s G7 Presidency to unite leading democracies to help the world build back better from coronavirus and create a greener, more prosperous future.
- Australia, India and South Korea invited as guest countries
Nirpal Singh Shergill in London
LONDON (TIP): The G7 Summit will be held in Carbis Bay, Cornwall from 11-13th June 2021.
Prime Ministers and Presidents from the world’s leading democracies will come together inCornwall in June to address shared challenges, from beating coronavirus and tackling climatechange, to ensuring that people everywhere can benefit from open trade, technologicalchange and scientific discovery.
Prime Minster Boris Johnson will use the first in-person G7 summit in almost two years to ask leaders toseize the opportunity to build back better from coronavirus, uniting to make the future fairer,greener and more prosperous.
The G7 – which is made up of the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the USA andthe EU – is the only forum where the world’s most influential and open societies andadvanced economies are brought together for close-knit discussions. The Prime Minister’s ambition is to use the G7 to intensify cooperation between the world’sdemocratic and technologically advanced nations. To that end, he has invited leaders fromAustralia, India and South Korea to attend as guest countries to deepen the expertise andexperience around the table. Between them the 10 leaders represent over 60% of thepeople living in democracies around the world.
The choice of Cornwall as the location for the Summit will mean the eyes of the world are onthe beautiful, historic and innovative region. The leaders’ meeting itself will be held in thecoastal town of Carbis Bay, supported by neighboring St Ives and other towns acrossthe region. The whole of Cornwall will reap the benefits of hosting the G7.The region is already a powerhouse for green innovation, providing an ideal setting fora Summit focused on building back better from the coronavirus pandemic.
Visit Cornwall estimates the total economic impact for the county will be £50 million,including through an increase in future tourism. The Government will also work closely withCornish leaders and institutions to ensure the Summit leaves a long-term legacy for theregion, reaping the benefits of hosting the G7 for years to come.
The UK will also host a number of meetings throughout the year between GovernmentMinisters from the G7, both virtually and in different locations across the UK – ensuringmany areas of the country experience the benefits of the UK’s G7 Presidency. Theseministerial summits will cover economic, environmental, health, trade, technology,development and foreign policy issues.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“As the most prominent grouping of democratic countries, the G7 has long been thecatalyst for decisive international action to tackle the greatest challenges we face. Fromcancelling developing world debt to our universal condemnation of Russia’s annexationof Crimea, the world has looked to the G7 to apply our shared values and diplomaticmight to create a more open and prosperous planet.
“Coronavirus is doubtless the most destructive force we have seen for generations andthe greatest test of the modern world order we have experienced. It is only right that weapproach the challenge of building back better by uniting with a spirit of openness tocreate a better future.
“Cornwall is the perfect location for such a crucial summit. Two hundred years ago Cornwall’stin and copper mines were at the heart of the UK’s industrial revolution and this summerCornwall will again be the nucleus of great global change and advancement. I’m very muchlooking forward to welcoming world leaders to this great region and country.” 2021 marks a crucial year of international leadership for the UK. In addition to the G7 Summit,during February the UK will assume the Presidency of the UN Security Council, and later thisyear the UK will host COP26 in Glasgow and a global education conference aimed at gettingchildren in the developing world into school.