The New Paper

February 19, 2021

Biden set to meet with G7 leaders for first time as president

President Biden will attend his first meeting with G7 leaders today. The discussion is expected to cover a wide range of topics including the coronavirus outbreak and ongoing global response. Ahead of the call, Biden announced plans to contribute $4B to COVAX, a WHO initiative that aims to ensure equitable vaccine distribution among over 150 participating nations.

More context: The G7 (or “Group of Seven”) is an intergovernmental organization that includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US and represents ~58% of global wealth.
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