Johnson to call for more unity against COVID-19 at G7 meeting | Europe up to date | DW

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call for a common global approach to defeat the “common enemy”, the coronavirus, during the first meeting of the G7 next Friday, Downing Street announced this Saturday (02/13/2021).

The meeting (telematics) will be the first of the G7 since last April and will be chaired by the United Kingdom. It will be the first in which the new US president, Joe Biden, participates, and will precede the summit scheduled for June 11-13 in Cornwall, south-west England.

According to his services, Boris Johnson will ask heads of state and government to adopt “a joint global approach to the pandemic, to end the nationalist policies that cause division and that clouded the initial response” to COVID-19.

“Advances in science have given us the vaccines we need to end this pandemic once and for all. Now, governments around the world have a responsibility to work together to make the best possible use of those vaccines.” Boris Johnson stated in a statement.

“I hope we remember the year 2021 as the year in which humanity worked together as never before to defeat a common enemy,” he added.

During this telematic summit, in which the leaders of the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States will participate, as well as the presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, the implementation of the plan will be discussed. that Johnson presented to the United Nations last year to prevent future pandemics, according to the statement. (afp)

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