- Title: WRAP: Sunshine, hope and demand for action on day two of G7 summit
- Date: 12th June 2021
- Summary: FALMOUTH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 12, 2021) (REUTERS) SKELETON AT EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTEST VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS DRESSED AS G7 LEADERS VARIOUS OF MARCH EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTESTERS IN RED ROBES LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 12, 2021) (REUTERS) PRO-PALESTINIAN PROTESTERS LETTING OFF FLARES VARIOUS OF PRO-PALESTINIAN PROTESTERS GATHERED NEAR DOWNING STREET HOLDING 28. PALESTINIAN FLAGS AND POSTERS READING "FREE PALESTINE" VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT PROTEST POLICE OFFICERS INFLATABLE FIGURE OF ABU DHABI CROWN PRINCE SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN ZAYED WITH HORNS
- Embargoed: 26th June 2021 18:13
- Keywords: Biden Cornwall Extinction Rebellion G7 Guterres Johnson Macron Palestinians Ramaphosa summit
- Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: VARIOUS LOCATIONS, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Europe,G7,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA005EH3I8UF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The sun finally came out in Cornwall on Saturday (June 12) where guest nations joined leaders of the Group of Seven countries (G7) on the second day of the three-day summit.
On the sidelines, leaders held several bilateral meetings.
"It's great to have a U.S. president part of the club and very willing to to cooperate," said French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden on a promenade in Carbis Bay where the meetings are taking place.
"The United States, I've said before, is back. The U.S. is back. We feel very, very strongly about the cohesion of NATO and I for one think that the European Union is an incredibly strong and vibrant entity that has a lot to do with the ability of Western Europe to not only handle it's economic issues but provide the backbone and the support for NATO. And so I, we're very supportive, very supportive," Biden replied during the photocall.
Later on Saturday, guest nations arrived to join the summit.
"Bondi eat your heart out," host British Prime Minister Boris Johnson joked as he and his wife Carrie welcomed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on a sunny beach, and in reference Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook were also welcomed on the beach platform.
Countering China's growing influence, de-escalating tensions surrounding post-Brexit deal and setting a roadmap for global economic recovery from the pandemic are among the issues being discussed in the meetings.
The summit will end on Sunday (June 13).
Away from the official meetings, protesters demanded leaders act on various issues - from climate change to stopping the sale of arms to Israel.
(Production: Paul Warren, Hazem Sika, Lucy Marks)
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