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Message from G7: One billion doses of vaccine for poor countries

Message from G7: One billion doses of vaccine for poor countries

China was the focus of large parts of the meeting and the member states – the US, France, Italy, Japan, the UK, Canada and Germany – now want to show that they are a better ally for poor countries than China is. regime.

According to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the focus is now on helping developing countries with the help of green and sustainable growth.

It’s not about imposing our values ​​on the rest of the world. What we G7 must do is show the benefits of democracy, freedom and human rights to the rest of the world, says Boris Johnson in front of a press team with reporters after the meeting ended, according to the Associated Press.

common front against china

The language on competition with China, which was included in the final declaration, focuses on member states doing something together to counter things that “undermine a fair and transparent global economy.” At the same time, it is stated that there is an interest in cooperating with China regarding global challenges as it is possible to reach a consensus.

However, the tone of the final declaration is more moderate compared to what the United States reported on the China issue, but President Joe Biden says he is satisfied.

Countries also agreed to donate one billion doses of vaccine to poor countries. However, this is far from the 11 billion doses that the World Health Organization believes are necessary to vaccinate at least 70 percent of the world’s population, which would mean the end of the pandemic.

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World leaders also agreed on a minimum tax of 15 per cent for global giants to prevent them from getting around taxes through tax havens.

For the first time, the President of the United States

This weekend’s G7 meeting was Joe Biden’s first since taking office in January.

America is now back to lead the world with nations that share our deepest beliefs, Biden said at a press conference after the meeting.

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