A few hours before the opening of the G7 summit in Cornwall, the US president has announced that America will donate 500 million doses of the anti-covid vaccine to nearly 100 poor countries.
Just before this announcement, Joe Biden spoke with Boris Johnson and the British Prime Minister evokes “common ground” on the Northern Irish file.
Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister: “America – the United States, Washington, the United Kingdom, and the European Union have in common that they absolutely want to respect the Belfast Good Friday Agreement and ensure that we maintain the balance of the peace process. “
Joe Biden and Boris Johnson signed a new Atlantic Charter which renews that of Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt
Joe Biden, President of the United States: “Today, we are building on this long-standing commitment with an updated Atlantic Charter to reaffirm our promise while turning to the main challenges of this century: cybersecurity, technologies emerging, global health and climate change. “
The Rich Country Summit is held in the British seaside resort of Cardis Bay, Cornwall.
This is the first time in two years that the meeting of seven deemed most advanced countries has taken place in person.
The Covid-19 pandemic will be at the heart of the discussions.
Some accuse Washington of having gone it alone in managing the pandemic.
The announcement of a massive donation by the United States of doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines is a response to these criticisms before the opening of discussions.
The fight against global warming will be the other priority of the summit before the COP26 in November in Scotland.