London, 3 May (Xinhua) – Groups of foreign and development ministers gathered in London on Monday for the first time in seven years to address issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recovery following climate change.
According to a statement released by the British government on Monday, the G7 countries will sign new global targets to teach more than 10 million girls in school and teach more than 20 million girls over the next five years.
The meeting, which lasts until Wednesday, will also see the minister’s commitment to invest US $ 15 billion in development finance over the next two years to help women in developing countries access jobs, build businesses, and COVID-19 Answer to the economic effects of For the statement.
Charities have welcomed the pledge, but said it was in accordance with the BBC’s decision to cut its foreign aid spending.
The British government announced last year that it would reduce the country’s aid money from 0.7 percent to 0.5 percent of national income – a reduction of more than £ 4 billion (about $ 5.5 billion).
“We know the reality of these aid cuts,” Gwen Hines of Save the Children told the BBC.
Life is changing, with life-support support (is) being drawn from families amid epidemics from schooling, medicine and food. I just don’t see how there is a global leadership when the UK is hosting the G7. Peak, ”Hines said.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rabb will meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken later on Monday. According to Sky News, other issues are expected to be discussed, including the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the trade agreement after Brexit, and Iran’s nuclear program.
Britain is the rotating chair of the G7 group, which also includes the United States, France, Germany, Canada, Japan and Italy.
This week’s meeting will also include representatives from the European Union, India as well as Australia, Japan, South Korea and South Africa.
The G7 summit will be held on 11–13 June at a seaside resort in Cornwall, southwestern England.
During their virtual meeting in February, G7 leaders promised to collaborate with the Group of 20 (G20) and other international institutions on a range of global issues, including others to fight pandemics and climate change.
The leaders reaffirmed that these would be priorities at the upcoming G7 summit in Britain in June.