#G7

.Cornwall, UK
Recently concluded G7 summit saw leaders of economic superpowers converging at Cornwall in England. (Photo credit: Twitter/@LevanReid)

  • The G7 summit saw leaders of economic superpowers in their first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic
  • Some old images several parked aircraft have surfaced on social media
  • Social media users are pointing out the irony in G7 leaders using private jets to attend discussions on climate change

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks to US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden during reception with the G7 leaders at the Eden Project in Cornwall during the G7 summit. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Leaders of the world’s economic superpowers recently met at Cornwall for the G7 Summit
  • The summit was the first face-to-face meeting of heads since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic
  • The leaders have been criticised for openly flouted COVID restrictions

.Cornwall, UK
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, Saturday June 12, 2021. AP/PTI(AP06_12_2021_000095B)

  • There were a lot of expectations from the G7 summit, and a few pivotal moments came out of it
  • Tensions were simmering high beneath the surface on many global matters
  • A photo of Boris Johnson trying to elbow a masked Merkel, who didn't reciprocate, had emerged 

.Beijing, China
The Group of Seven (G7) is an inter-governmental political forum. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@G7)

  • Earlier, the G7 had criticised Beijing over its human rights record in Xinjiang and Hong Kong
  • The Chinese embassy in the United Kingdom had accused the G7 of "interfering"
  • "The Group of Seven (G-7) takes advantage of Xinjiang-related issues...", said the Chinese embassy

Beijing, Jun 13 (PTI) China on Sunday asserted that the days when a "small" group of countries decided the fate of the world are long gone, hitting back at the leaders of the powerful G-7 bloc ...

.Cornwall, UK
President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference after attending the G-7 summit, Sunday, June 13, 2021, at Cornwall Airport in Newquay, England. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • "Where we cooperate, we will cooperate," Joe Biden said
  • "Where we disagree, I'm going to state it frankly and we are going to respond to actions that are inconsistent": Biden
  • He said he told Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, "We are not looking for conflict"

.Cornwall, UK
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit virtually, in New Delhi. ( Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Sunday that India is a natural ally of the G7 countries
  • He talked of colluding with the G7 countries on the core values shared between all the countries
  • He emphasised India's civilisational commitment to democracy, freedom of thought

.Carbis Bay, Saint Ives, UK
Activists march through the streets in during a demonstration around the meeting of the G7 in Falmouth, Cornwall, England on June 12, 2021. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The G7 leaders discussed about many issues from China, to COVID and even the climate
  • This year's G7 summit is the first physical summit since 2019
  • As the G7 summit comes to a wrap, take a look at all the action

.Carbis Bay, Saint Ives, UK
A China national flag, right, and a Hong Kong flag flutter at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on April 13, 2021. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • China warned the G7 that "small" bands of nations don't rule the world anymore
  • It slammed the world's wealthiest democracies as they attempt to challenge Beijing
  • The re-emergence of China as a global power is one of the most important geopolitical events

.Cornwell, Chipping Norton, UK
G7 leaders on Sunday will back new conservation and emission targets to curb climate change. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The G7 leaders are set to issue new commitments on climate change
  • It includes mandating the use of only so-called clean coal for power "as soon as possible"
  • This is the first in-person gathering of global leaders in nearly two years