G7 summit news – live: Boris Johnson denies Brexit loophole ruined Cornwall event
Boris Johnson urged by journalist over Raab’s ‘offensive’ remark to G7
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied that Brexit has cast a shadow over the G7 summit as the Cornwall event draws to a close.
Asked at a press conference whether Brexit created a ‘bitter taste’ at the summit, Mr Johnson said the ‘vast majority’ of talks had nothing to do with exiting the Great -Brittany of the EU.
“I can tell you that the vast, vast majority of the conversations we have had over the past three or four days have been on other topics and there has been a fantastic degree of harmony among the leaders of our countries.” , did he declare.
One issue the prime minister said G7 leaders agreed on was the commitment to dedicate more than a billion coronavirus vaccines to the poorest countries.
The number is well below the 11 billion doses sought by the World Health Organization.
However, Mr Johnson said the G7 countries will work with other countries to speed up efforts to deliver more doses to the world.
Meanwhile, the Elysee Palace has dismissed claims Emmanuel Macron confused Northern Ireland’s constitutional status during a conversation with Boris Johnson at the G7 summit in Cornwall.
Reports today suggested that confusion over NI had sparked an outburst from Mr Johnson that EU leaders had to put the importance of the UK’s territorial integrity ‘in their heads’.
However, Mr Macron’s office said the French leader only pointed out that Britain and Northern Ireland were on two different islands after Mr Johnson asked him if he would agree to a ban on movement. of sausages between Toulouse and Paris.
Downing Street will not discuss the details of the incident.
Mario Draghi Says G7 Countries Should Be “Frank” About China
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said G7 leaders must be “candid” about the differences between the West and China in their post-summit statement calling on Beijing on a number of issues, including human rights. man.
“It is an autocracy that does not adhere to multilateral rules and does not share the same worldview as democracies,” Draghi told reporters on Sunday after the G7 summit in Cornwall.
“We have to cooperate, but we also have to be frank about the things that we don’t share and accept,” he said.
He also referred to US President Joe Biden’s words, saying: “The US president said silence is complicity. ”
Chantal Da SilvaJune 13, 2021 3:56 PM
Hundreds of ‘Kill the Bill’ protesters march near summit
Hundreds of people marched near the G7 summit today to protest a bill that would give more power to the police to control protests.
“Kill the Bill” protesters chanted “Kill the Bill” and “Who’s rights? Our Rights ”as they walked to the G7 media center where they continued to sing and deliver speeches.
Rally participants were there to demonstrate against the Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill.
At least 500 people attended the protest, according to PA.
Chantal Da SilvaJune 13, 2021 3:53 PM
Macron says UK inconsistencies should not be blamed on the EU
Frenchman Emmanuel Macron has criticized Boris Johnson for the “sausage wars” line, saying countries cannot create such controversies when there are “serious issues to deal with”.
The French leader said Mr Johnson was “well aware” of the rules when he signed them and should now ensure they are implemented “seriously, calmly and professionally”.
Chantal Da SilvaJune 13, 2021 3:28 PM
Boris Johnson denies Brexit wars and aid cuts undermined the summit
Boris Johnson has denied that the Brexit wars and aid cuts undermined the G7 summit, as critics called the event a “colossal failure”.
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Chantal Da SilvaJune 13, 2021 3:22 PM
Biden says China must act more responsibly
Joe Biden said China needs to act more “responsibly”.
The US leader said the country needs to be more transparent and act more responsibly when it comes to human rights.
Chantal Da SilvaJune 13, 2021 3:20 PM
Biden says it will be ‘very easy’ with Putin
Joe Biden has said he plans to be “very blunt” with Vladimir Putin when he meets him for the upcoming talks.
“I will be very frank with Putin,” he said during a press briefing after the G7 summit.
The president said the United States would seek to resolve actions “inconsistent” with international standards.
He also said that Mr Putin was correct that relations between their two nations were at an all-time low as the two world leaders prepared to meet.
“Let me clarify that I think he is right, that is a low point, and it depends on how he reacts to acting according to international standards, which he has not done in many case, ”he said.
Chantal Da SilvaJune 13, 2021 3:12 PM
Biden “very satisfied” with results of G7 talks
Joe Biden said he was “very satisfied” with the outcome of the G7 summit.
Speaking at a press conference following the event in Cornwall, Mr Biden said he “noticed there was a lot of coverage from my individual comments made by my colleagues on how we all got along with, but the truth was we did. “
“I have felt a general excitement that America is back at the table,” he said.
Chantal Da SilvaJune 13, 2021 3:06 PM
“America is back to the table,” says Biden
At a press conference following the G7 talks in Cornwall, Joe Biden said he made it clear that “America is back to the table” at the summit.
“… The United States will do our part,” he said. “America is back at the table.”
The US leader said his country’s “full commitment has been significantly noticed” not only by other G7 leaders, but also “by the people” of the G7 countries.
Chantal Da SilvaJune 13, 2021 3:04 PM
UK will do ‘whatever it takes’ to protect territorial integrity, says Johnson
Boris Johnson has said his government will do “whatever it takes” to protect the territorial integrity of the UK.
The Prime Minister made the comment after being asked about previous comments by Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, saying he found French President Emmanuel Macron’s statements about Britain and Northern Ireland “offensive”.
“What I am saying is that we will do whatever it takes to protect the territorial integrity of the UK, but in fact what happened at this summit is that it There has been a colossal amount of work on topics that have absolutely nothing to do with Brexit, ”he said. mentionned.
Chantal Da SilvaJune 13, 2021 2:39 PM
Johnson says ‘vast majority’ of G7 talks were not about Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the “vast majority” of talks he had at the G7 summit were not about Brexit.
When asked at a press conference whether Brexit created a ‘bitter taste’ at the top, he said: ‘I can tell you that the vast, vast majority of the conversations we’ve had over the the last three or four days have been on other topics and there has been a fantastic degree of harmony between the leaders of our countries.
Chantal Da SilvaJune 13, 2021 2:37 PM