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Boris Johnson is planning to host a virtual G7 summit of world leaders within weeks of Joe Biden becoming US president in an attempt to set an ambitious agenda covering climate change, a worldwide vaccination programme, future pandemic preparedness and relations with China.

He is also pressing ahead with plans to convert the face-to-face annual summit of the G7 in June into a D10 of leading democracies. It is due to be the first in-person meeting of world leaders for nearly two years, after the US-hosted G7 was cancelled and the Saudi-hosted G20 meeting moved online last year.

The proposal to expand the G7 into a wider group has met resistance from some European states concerned it will be perceived as an anti-China alliance and a means of diluting the power of EU countries. Concern has been expressed within French and Italian diplomatic circles.

An early virtual meeting of the G7 would provide Biden with a platform to show renewed US commitment to multilateralism.

Johnson secured agreement to turn the UK-hosted G7 summit in June into a D10, an idea that has been circulating in US thinktanks for nearly a decade. As a result, South Korea, India and Australia are to be invited to all sessions of the event, which is due to be attended as usual by the US, Italy, France, Japan, Germany, Canada and the UK.

Johnson’s expansion of the G7 is partly motivated by a wish to dovetail with Biden’s interest in promoting democracy as superior to authoritarianism. Biden has long proposed a summit for democracy in the first year of his presidency, and the D10 summit could provide a platform or a way station for a larger event. The prime minister is also keen to see the D10 combine to form a technological rival to China, and more broadly sees the G7 as a golden opportunity to show UK global leadership post-Brexit.

Johnson, perceived by some Biden staffers as a Trumpian populist who has damaged multilateralism, knows he has work to rehabilitate himself with the new US administration, although the degree of tension has reduced due to the UK leaving the EU without a hard border on the island of Ireland.

No country sought to block the British plan for the D10, partly as it is the host’s prerogative to organise the summit in the form they prefer. It is common, for instance, for other countries to be invited to some sessions.

But diplomats from Italy, one of the countries with strong economic links with China, have expressed concern that this new format will be perceived as a building block of a new anti-Chinese alliance in the Indo-Pacific. Europe has shown notable determination to run its own China policy, last month agreeing an investment deal with China that angered the incoming Biden administration.

Italy wants to ensure the G7 is not being transformed permanently, and French policy thinkers have questioned the D10 format. In a paper for the Institut Montaigne, Michel Duclos, a former ambassador, and Bruno Tertrais, a political scientist, wrote: “It goes without saying that Prime Minister Johnson will not fail to prepare an agenda for the G7 likely to please the Americans, thus including a ‘pro-democracy’ dimension. Let us not be surprised, moreover, if London tries to exploit the exercise for the benefit of ‘Global Britain’, by seeking in practice to downgrade the place of the European Union.”

Johnson had been due to fly to India to discuss the format of the summit with Narendra Modi this month but has felt forced to postpone the visit owing to the scale of the coronavirus crisis. One of Johnson’s goals for the new group is to develop 5G technologies to prevent China dominating this critical element of 21st-century digital infrastructure, a goal already set by Biden advisers.

Article Sources.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/15/uk-plans-early-g7-virtual-meeting-and-presses-ahead-with-switch-to-d10

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Policy Priorities


The UK is taking on the Presidency of the G7 at a critical time for the world, and as we prepare to host the COP26 UN Climate Conference in November.


With new vaccines offering a way to end the pandemic, we will use our G7 Presidency to build back better from coronavirus by:


- leading the global recovery from coronavirus while strengthening our resilience against future pandemics

- promoting our future prosperity by championing free and fair trade

- tackling climate change and preserving the planet’s biodiversity

- championing our shared values

PARTICIPATING LEADERS

United Kingdom

Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Host

Germany

Chancellor
Angela Merkel

Host

Italy

Prime Minister
Giuseppe Conte

Host

France

President
Emmanuel Macron

Host

Canada

Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau

Host

United States

Joe Biden

Host

Japan

Yoshihide Suga

Host

India

Prime Minister
Narendra Modi

Host

Australia

Prime Minister
Scott Morrison

Host

South Korea

President
Moon Jae-in

Host

Invited guests

India

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister

Australia

Scott Morrison
Prime Minister

South Korea

Moon Jae-in
President

European Union

Ursula von der Leyen
Commission President

European Union

Charles Michel
Council President

international organization guests

African Union Commission

Moussa Faki

United States

Joe Biden

Japan

Yoshihide Suga

Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman

France

Laurent Fabius
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Azerbaijan

Ilham Aliyev
President

Robert Mugabe
President

Malaysia

Najib Raza
Prime Minister

THE EUROPEAN HOUSE - AMBROSETTI

Madi Pianomortari
Assoicate partner

B20 Summit Italy

Emma Marcegaglia
B20 Chair

Confindustria

Carlo Bonomi
CEO

Carsten Lexa
Chair

AIDDA

Linda Laura Sabbadini.
Chair of the W20

Sabic

Mr. Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
Chairman B20

Germany

Angela Merkel
Chancellor

Hong Kong

Carrie Lam
Chief Executive

New Partnership for Africa's Development

Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
Chief Executive officer

European Union

Ursula von der Leyen
Commission President

European Union

Donald Tusk
Council President

European Union

Charles Michel
Council President

Saudi Arabia

Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud
Crown Prince

Arab Monetary Fund ( AMF)

Dr. Abdulrahman A. Al Hamidy
Director General

World Trade Organization

Roberto Azevêdo
Director General

Saudi Arabia

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
King

Jordan

HM King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein
King of Jordan

THE EUROPEAN HOUSE - AMBROSETTI

VALERIO DE MOLLI
MANAGING DIRECTOR

International Monetary Fund

Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director

Dr Thoraya obaid
Member of the Board of Directors

Argentina

Axel Kicillof
Minister of the Economy

Herman Van Rompuy
President

World Bank Group

David Malpass
President

Burkina Faso

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
President

Chile

Sebastián Piñera
President

France

Emmanuel Macron
President

United States

Donald Trump
President

Egypt

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
President

Rwanda

Paul Kagame
President

Senegal

Macky Sall
President

South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa
President

Peru

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
President

Peru

Martín Vizcarra
President

Russia

Vladimir Putin
President

Indonesia

Joko Widodo
President

Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro
President

Mexico

Andrés Manuel López Obrador
President

Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte
President

Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen
President

Vietnam

Nguyễn Phú Trọng
President

South Korea

Moon Jae-in
President

China (PRC)

Xi Jinping
President

Argentina

Mauricio Macri
President

United States

Barrack Obama
President

France

François Hollande
President

Mexico

Enrique Peña Nieto
President

Brazil

Michel Temer
President

South Africa

Jacob Zuma
President

South Korea

Park Geun-hye
President

Brazil

Dilma Rousseff
President

Turkey

Ahmet Davutoğlu
President

Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President

European Central Bank

Christine Lagarde
President

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

Dr. Bandar M. H. Hajjar
President

Spain

Mariano Rajoy
President

Kazakhstan

Nursultan Nazarbayev
President

Alberto Fernández
President Argentina

Global Talent Summit

Ana Rold
President and Founder

Spain

Pedro Sánchez
President of Spain

Switerzland

Ueli Maurer
President of Switerzland

European Union

Jean-Claude Juncker
President of the European Commission

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Bounnhang Vorachith
President, Chair

African Union

Idriss Déby
President, Chairperson

Senegal

Macky Sall
President, president of New Partnership for Africa's Development

Australia

Scott Morrison
Prime Minister

Canada

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister

Italy

Giuseppe Conte
Prime Minister

Japan

Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister

United Kingdom

Boris Johnson
Prime Minister

India

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister

Spain

Pedro Sánchez
Prime Minister

United Kingdom

Theresa May
Prime Minister

Papua New Guinea

James Marape
Prime Minister

Malaysia

Mahathir Mohamad
Prime Minister

Singapore

Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister

Thailand

Prayut Chan-o-cha
Prime Minister

New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern
Prime Minister

Italy

Matteo Renzi
Prime Minister

Australia

Malcolm Turnbull
Prime Minister

Australia

Tony Abbott
Prime Minister

Canada

Stephen Harper
Prime Minister

Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe
Prime Minister

Japan

Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister

Italy

Paolo Gentiloni
Prime Minister

United Kingdom

David Cameron
Prime Minister UK

Singapore

Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister of Singapore

Italy

Paolo gentiloni
Prime minister

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Lim Jock Hoi
Secretary General

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Dato' Paduka Lim Jock Hoi
Secretary General

OECD

José Ángel Gurría
Secretary-General

United Nations

António Guterres
Secretary-General

Hassanal Bolkiah
Sultan
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