The G7 summit concluded on Sunday evening, an organization that brings together the leaders of the world’s seven richest and most powerful democracies. Started Friday at Corbys Bay, Cornwall, England. In the final statement, About 25 pages long, No surprises: Leaders condemn China and Russia for lack of respect for democratic principles and human rights, and have made some common commitments regarding epidemics and climate change. A very firm compromise, the new 15 percent tax on multinational profits has already been reached and announced In recent days.
This year’s G7 was attended by leaders of the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Canada and Italy, as well as representatives of the European Union. This is the first G7 for both US President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. The general situation is described as smooth: after years of turbulent years and conflicting relations marking the presidency of Donald Trump, leaders have worked hard to give the impression that everything has returned to normal.
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In the final statement, China called on the country to respect human rights Ethnic minorities of the Uyghurs In the Jinjang region, and the autonomy of Hong Kong and Taiwan. Leaders have called for a new investigation into the origin of the corona virus that caused the COVID-19 infection. Laboratory leak theory This has come under new scrutiny by US intelligence. The report highlights the need to help less affluent countries get out of the epidemic and prevent the risks of climate change: visitors have seen a hint of a potential initiative that has been talked about a lot in recent days, balancing the influence of the New China Silk Road (also known as the Belt and Road Effort, also known as PRI). Second l ‘Economist, In Africa alone, China has disbursed $ 145 billion in loans, mostly related to PRI projects.
Hours after the final report was released, the Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom Rejected The report accused the G7 countries of “interfering in China’s internal affairs”, citing “lies, unsubstantiated rumors and baseless allegations.”
On climate change, G7 leaders have pledged to reduce net emissions by 50 percent by 2030, reduce global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius and cancel fossil fuel subsidies by 2025. New York Times He pointed out Former US President Donald Trump has repeatedly stated in the past that he does not believe in climate change, “completely different” from previous G7 statements in which he participated. According to environmental activists The leaders have not made any firm commitments in terms of funding and they do not want to ban research on new deposits of fossils: a bad omen in view of the climate conference scheduled for November 1 to 12 in Glasgow, UK as well, according to environmental groups.
The G7 countries as a whole have pledged to donate One billion doses of corona virus vaccines for poor countries, As already expected by some leaders. The final report speaks openly about “closing the epidemic and equipping us for the future” by the end of 2022. However, this is a small fraction of the 11 billion doses, and according to the World Health Organization, at least 70 percent of the world’s population must be vaccinated.
The next edition of the G7 will take place in the summer of 2022 in Germany, and will be the first, and most important, international commitment of the person following Angela Merkel as German Chancellor.