Host TV 2
The G7 heads of state and government posed for the landmark “family photo” in Carbis Bay, England, ahead of the first plenary session of the three-day summit.
It is an important moment for President Biden, who for decades was at the center of American foreign policy but was never a member of the World Leader’s Club.
On Friday, he took his place next to the leaders of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada and the European Union to pose for a photo to mark the start of the G7 summit. Biden posed to Johnson’s right during the photo.
Biden was seen having a friendly conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he walked to the platform. When the guides returned inside after the photo was taken, Biden was walking arm in arm with Macron, whom he had not yet met as president.
More about today’s program: The leaders of the world’s advanced economies are gathering on the Cornish coast today for the first time since the global coronavirus pandemic began, welcoming Biden as a new member who has arrived to reestablish traditional American alliances.
The global economy is the top priority at the summit, the global tax rate and aid for countries in need are on the agenda. These efforts, the White House said, will “forge a fairer and more inclusive world economy” when leaders meet in Cornwall.
Biden and the G7 leaders, according to the White House, will “discuss ways to create a fairer, more sustainable and more inclusive global economy that addresses the unique challenges of our time. President Biden and G7 partners are committed to a global recovery that benefits the middle class and working families at home and around the world. “
The group is expected to announce approval of the minimum global tax of at least 15%, a Biden-led overhaul of the global tax system after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and her counterparts announced an agreement on the matter from Treasury Secretary earlier this month in London.
Read more about today’s meetings here.
See the historical moment here: