“G7 Foreign Ministers Summit” Held

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The G7 Foreign Ministers meeting was held ahead of the G7 leader’s summit.

About the G7 Summit:
  • The G7 Summit takes place at Carbis Bay in Cornwall in the UK. It is the first in-person G7 Leaders Summit in almost two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The aim of this year’s G7 summit is to help the world fight and then build it better from coronavirus. It is to create a greener and more prosperous future.
  • Guest Countries: India, Australia, and South Korea have been invited to participate in the proceedings of the summit as “guest countries”.
Group of Seven(G7) 
  • G7 is an intergovernmental organization formed in 1975. The bloc meets annually to discuss issues of common interest like global economic governance, international security, and energy policy.
  • Countries: G-7 consists of the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan.
  • Origin: The G-7 was formerly referred to as the G-8 until Russia was suspended from the group in 2014 after illegally annexing Crimea.
  • The G-7 is not an official, formal entity and therefore has no legislative or authoritative power to enforce the recommended policies and plans it compiles.
 D10 Group of Countries:
  • D10 is a proposal by the UK Prime Minister. It is to turn the G7 into a forum for the world’s ten leading democracies.
  • The D10 would include G7 countries – UK, US, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, and Canada – plus Australia, South Korea, and India.

Source: The Hindu

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