How To Prevent Future Pandemics: G7 Leaders To Sign Landmark Declaration


On Friday, he took his place alongside the leaders of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada and the European Union to pose for a photo marking the start of the G7 summit.

The Prime Minister made the declaration as he attended a lavish reception on Friday night at the Eden Project attended by the Queen and USA president Joe Biden.

Other leaders, including Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, arrived on Thursday and Friday. Guest invitations have also been sent out to nations including Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa.

Campaigners say the G7's vaccine donations pledge for this year and next - including 500 million United States doses - is far too little, too late to end a pandemic that has claimed over 3.7 million lives worldwide.

That will follow a reception for the G7 leaders Friday evening hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Cornwall's Eden Project, an exhibition that showcases the world's ecological riches. The G7 summit was shaping up to potentially be one of the most consequential in recent memory with a pandemic raging in much of the world, a global economy still in shock and threats rising from Russian Federation and China, CNN reported.

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

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It's the first section that has been a struggle for diplomats seeking consensus. The theme of the G7 Summit this year is "Build Back Better".

It will be called the "Carbis Bay Declaration".

The leaders will vow to boost genomic sequencing capacity, and support reforms to strengthen the World Health Organization (WHO), according to Johnson's government, which like the U.S. wants China to allow new access to WHO experts to determine how Covid-19 first emerged.

However, Oxfam said the declaration "does nothing to address the fundamental problems that are preventing vaccines being accessible to the vast majority of humanity".

Officers from Devon and Cornwall police are expecting up to 30 activist groups to attend Cornwall this weekend, with two sites set up for "official" protest in Truro and Falmouth, as world leaders meet to discuss how to reduce carbon emissions for the three-day event beginning today.

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