Falmouth, Jun 11 (EFE).- British prime minister Boris Johnson inaugurated Friday the G7 summit in Cornwall, welcoming the heads of the wealthiest democracies and the European Union.
“We need to make sure that we learn the lessons from the pandemic, we need to make sure that we don’t repeat some of the errors that we doubtless made in the course of the last 18 months or so,” Johnson told the leaders of France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Canada and the United States.
The Covid-19 vaccination strategy and the fight against climate change are at the forefront of the G7 summit agenda, which runs until Sunday.
“It is vital that we don’t repeat the mistake of the last great economic recession in 2008, when the recovery was not uniform across all parts of society,” said Johnson.
“Inequalities may be entrenched, and we need to make sure that as we recover, we level up across our societies and we build back better.”
Johnson argued there is potential to “bounce back very strongly” after the Covid-19 crisis.
The leaders will hold meetings in a Cornwall hotel and castle until Sunday, with newcomer Joe Biden making his first trip abroad since he was sworn in as US president in January. EFE