G7 leaders agree on unified plan for post-coronavirus phase

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that the G7 leaders agreed during their virtual summit to be committed to a unified approach against common challenges of the post-COVID-19 phase.

“We reaffirm our support for all pillars of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), its COVAX facility, and affordable and equitable access to vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, reflecting the role of extensive immunisation as a global public good,” Johnson said in a statement after presiding over the online summit of the G7 leaders.

The G7 comprises the US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, along with Britain.

He lauded the greatest countries’ commitment to distributing their surplus of vaccines to the poor countries.

He noted that the COVID-19 pandemic showed the need of coordinating international efforts so as to combat any similar scenario that may happen in the future.

Meanwhile, the British premier stated that the G7 leaders welcomed the return of the US to Paris climate agreement.

He stressed the necessity of biodiversity to be discussed in COP26 UN climate change conference in Glasgow next November.

He looks forward to meeting the G7 leaders face to face in their meeting next June in Britain.

Source: Kuwait News Agency