2021’s G7 summit is taking place in Cornwall this weekend, but who is actually there? Here is a full list of attendees.
The G7 summit is one of the biggest events in the political calendar, and it’s being hosted in the UK this year.
Holidaymakers in Cornwall are being disrupted as nine of the world’s biggest leaders attend the much-anticipated event.
So, what actually is the G7 summit? And who is there? Here are all the details.
What is the G7 summit?
The G7 summit, which stands for ‘group of seven’ is a meeting of the world’s seven largest advanced economies.
Those economies are the UK, United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. Representatives from the European Union also attend, and India, South Korea and Australia have also been invited this year.
World leaders from each of these economies attend the summit to discuss the biggest issues of the time.
This year, the main topics are Covid recovery, climate change and trade.
Who is at the G7 summit 2021?
- Boris Johnson – UK
- Joe Biden – USA
- Justin Trudeau – Canada
- Emmanuel Macron – France
- Angela Merkel – Germany
- Mario Draghi – Italy
- Yoshihide Suga – Japan
- Ursula von der Leyen – European Union (not part of the G7)
When and where is the G7 summit?
The G7 summit 2021 is being held from June 11th to June 13th.
It’s taking place in the UK this year at the Carbis Bay Hotel near St Ives in Cornwall.
The location has been chosen as it is the epicentre of the UK’s green technology sector.
Different countries host the summit each year. This year, the UK is hosting the G7 presidency, so the summit is taking place there too.