Where is Cornwall, the Venue of Next G-7 Summit?
Recently, the United Kingdom has invited the Indian Prime Minister to be a part of the next G7 Summit. The next summit will be held in June. Along with India, South Korea and Australia have also been invited to participate as guest countries in the summit.
- The next G7 Summit for which India has been invited as a guest country is scheduled to be held in Cornwall.
- Cornwall is a ceremonial county (lieutenancy areas of England) in South West England.
- Cornwall is the westernmost part of Great Britain’s South West Peninsula.
- G7 is a group of 7 countries namely- the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, the United States, and Japan.
- The group conducts annual meetings to discuss issues of mutual interest.
- As of 2018, G7 represents over 46% of the global GDP on nominal values, 58% of the global net wealth ($317 trillion), and over 32% of the global GDP based on purchasing power parity.
- For some time, the group also included Russia and was called G8 but it became G7 after Russia left in 2014.
- As far as the 2021 G7 summit is considered, COVID-19, its impact, etc. will be the major focus.
Before Cornwall, the UK has hosted the G7 summit in the years 2013, 2005, 1998, 1991, 1984, and 1977.