G7 Summit – Germany will be hosting the 48th G7 Summit from 26th-28th June 2022. This year, Germany has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be a part of the 7-member summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending this summit and will be giving two addresses during the event. He will participate in discussions related to food security, climate change, gender equality, etc.
G7 Summit – What is the G7?
The Group of Seven (G7) is a forum consisting of governments from the seven richest countries of the world. This includes Italy, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom. The wealthiest democracies and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) advanced economies are a part of the G7. It can be considered as an organization consisting of the most advanced economies of the world. These countries dominate the Global Trade and the International Financial System.
Russia joined the G7 group in 1998 making it G8 but later on had to leave the group after taking over Crimea.
China is not a part of the Group of Seven despite its economy and highest population in the world. Throughout the year, the leaders of the G7 countries hold meetings to discuss issues and topics of importance.
Purpose of G7 Summit
The G7 platform is designed in such a way that it provides a platform for frank and open discussions between leaders, ministers, and policymakers of the richest countries in the world. As a member of the G7, countries get an opportunity to represent themselves at the international level. The countries can discuss issues of domestic importance and international scenarios.
The leaders of the G7 can act as a catalyst in policy-making as well. The world’s advanced economies influence global trade and find ways to tackle cross-cutting issues. The international economy, security policies, and global issues such as climate change, and gender equality are discussed by the Group of Seven (G7) members.
G7 Summit – G7 countries list
The current G7 members and their leaders are:
|Japan||Yoshihide Suga||Prime Minister|
|UK||Borris Johnson||Prime Minister|
|Canada||Justin Trudeau||Prime Minister|
|Italy||Mario Draghi||Prime Minister|