Foreign ministers meet on Tuesday 4th May at the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ meeting at Lancaster House, London. From left: Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu, European High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, US Foreign Minister Antony Blinken, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas and the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian. Stefan Rousseau / PA Wire / AP Images
Britain is hosting the first face-to-face meeting of G7 foreign ministers in two years. The Group of Seven will meet on Tuesday at Lancaster House in London with the minutes of Covid-19.
When the foreign ministers of the G7 group arrived at the venue in masks on Tuesday, they exchanged traditional handshakes with British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab for an elbow or forearm blow, underscoring the ongoing threat from the Covid-19 crisis.
The event will “bring together some of the world’s leading democracies for discussion and decisive action on the most critical global issues,” the UK Foreign Office said in a statement.
The G7 group of industrialized nations includes Great Britain, the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU. That year Great Britain also invited to India, Australia, South Africa, South Korea and Brunei.
According to the Federal Foreign Office, topics on the ministers’ agenda are relations with Russia, China and Iran, the coup in Myanmar, the war in Syria and the situation in Libya, Ethiopia, Somalia, the Sahel region and the Western Balkans.