As the new chairman of the G7 round, Boris Johnson wants to make the distribution of corona vaccinations an issue. He wants to encourage the participants to work together more.
During his first video conversation as chairman of the G7, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to call on the other heads of state and government to work together more closely and adopt a common strategy in the distribution of corona vaccines. The British government announced on Sunday night in London that a new, global approach should be pursued together to put an end to the “nationalist and divisive politics” that had initially impaired the response to the corona virus.
The online meeting of the G7 is planned for next Friday (February 19th).
The UK is chairing the group of seven leading economic powers this year.
“No country is safe until every country is safe”
Johnson will point out that the protection of its own citizens should not come at the expense of a unified response, stressed the government. “
The first twelve months of the pandemic have shown that no country can be safe until every country is safe.”
The introduction of vaccines offers a new opportunity to demonstrate the value of international collaboration.
“Quantum leaps in science have given us the vaccines we need to end this pandemic for good,” Johnson said, according to the statement. It is now the responsibility of governments to make the best possible use of these vaccines with the help of global cooperation. “I hope 2021 will be remembered as the year humanity worked together like never before to defeat a common enemy.”
According to information from London, the G7 video call is the first multilateral meeting for the new US President Joe Biden. On the same day, Biden takes part in the virtual Munich security conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel and others.