Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the 47th G-7 summit 2021 via video conferencing at the invitation of the United Kingdom which is hosting G7 summit in 2021. During this, PM Modi gave the mantra of ‘One Earth One Health’. German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised PM Modi during this and gave his support to his idea.
During the G7 meeting, French President Emmanuel Macron demanded exemption in the supply of Covid-19 vaccine raw materials to other countries including India. He demanded removal of the ban on raw materials and said that countries making Coronavirus vaccines should get raw materials for this. In the G7 meet, India has also opposed COVID-19 passports calling it discriminatory. In the meeting, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, advocated a concession to India on the vaccine. At the same time, he assured that he will help India on the issue of vaccine.
Let us tell you that this time apart from India, Republic of Korea and South Africa have also been invited as guest countries to attend G-7 summit. The G-7 countries include the US, France, Canada, Britain, Germany, Japan and Italy. All these member countries host the annual summit in turn.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Joe Biden met on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in Britain. Stephen Seibert, a spokesman for Merkel, tweeted pictures of the two leaders sitting at a table in Corbys Bay. The Chancellor met with President Biden of the United States at noon on the second day of the G7 summit.
However, the spokesperson did not give any information about the discussion between the two leaders. Merkel is expected to visit the US next month, where she will meet Biden in Washington. Biden had invited Merkel to the White House earlier this week.
Tensions have deepened between Britain and the European Union (EU) over some Brexit agreements amid the G-7 summit of 2021. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the post-Brexit agreements will be broken if the EU continues to tighten the rules.
British PM Boris Johnson held meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the G-7 summit. Johnson also met with European Union leaders, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Mitchell, after Britain’s top diplomat accused the European Union (EU) of deliberately not cooperating.
After the meeting, Johnson claimed that the EU was not taking a sensitive or practical stance on the post-Brexit deal and warned of termination under emergency provisions if this stance continued.