Prime Minister Draghi at the G7 Summit
13 Giugno 2021
President of the Council of Ministers Mario Draghi took part in the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, UK from 11 to 13 June.
This morning the Prime Minister had a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Morrison and participated in the working sessions "Building back Together – Open Societies & Economies" and "Building back Greener – Climate and Nature”.
At the end of the sessions, he held a press conference.
Yesterday, June 12, during the working session on Health, the Prime Minister had stressed the need to prepare for the next pandemic as from now, including by agreeing in advance on the distribution of vaccines. “There is a need to reform and strengthen the WHO” – he said- “and also to back a stronger role for the IMF and World Bank”.
In the margins of the Summit, PM Draghi had in the afternoon a bilateral with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau. In view of the upcoming NATO Summit and in the framework of Italy’s G20 Presidency, the two leaders discussed on the pandemic situation, the Climate Agreement and the sound relations between the two countries.
In the evening PM Draghi met with US President Joe Biden. “We had a very good meeting. Since taking office I have been very clear about the fact that the two pillars of Italian foreign policy are Europeanism and Atlanticism," said Draghi. “With President Biden we agree on many issues: women, young people, protection of the poor, human, civil and social rights and environmental protection, which is the overarching theme of our G20 Presidency.
On Friday, June 11, PM Draghi met with President Macron of the French Republic and Prime Minister Johnson of the United Kingdom. Before an informal lunch with other G7 leaders, he attended the coordination meeting of the G7 EU countries.
In the afternoon PM Draghi opened the first working session of the Summit on economic issues.