What is the G7 summit? Why the countries meeting in Cornwall’s Carbis Bay
Some of the world’s most powerful leaders, including Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet for the G7 summit in Cornwall this weekend.
The meetings will take place at the Carbis Bay Hotel, which prides itself in being recognised as one of Cornwall’s “premier waterside hotels”.
But what exactly is the G7 and what does it do? Here is everything you need to know…
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What is the G7?
The G7 stands for the Group of Seven, and is made up of the world’s largest so-called advanced economies”.
The seven nations included are the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.
Russia was excluded from what was formerly the G8 in 2014, after taking over Crimea.
China and India never been part of the group despite being two of the world’s largest and most important nations. This is…