LONDON: The much-awaited G7 Leaders' Summit, which will mark the first in-person meeting of the member heads of state since the Covid-19 outbreak last year, is set to commence on Friday with the main focus on the pandemic and climate change. The three-day event will take place in the coastal village of Carbis Bay in Cornwall.
In the evening, the G7 leaders will be joined by Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a formal reception, as per reports.
Following the inauguration on Friday, the leaders are due to discuss recovery from the covid pandemic, focusing on questions such as Covid-19 vaccine donations and financial aid to build vaccine production sites around the world.
Prince Charles will afterwards host a reception for the G7 leaders and CEOs from the world's largest companies to discuss how the private sector can work with governments to tackle the climate emergency, with Prince William also in attendance.
This is also is the first major international summit for US President Joe Biden since he came to office in January, which he is attending as part of a one-week Europe trip.