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UK chooses Cornish village as site for G-7 summit in June

January 16, 2021 GMT

LONDON (AP) — The British government has chosen an English village on the coast of Cornwall as the site for the next annual summit of leading industrial nations, saying Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the June event to promote a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The seaside resort of Carbis Bay will host the annual G-7 gathering of leaders from the United States. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the European Union starting on June 11. Australia, India and South Korea have also been invited to what would be the G-7’s first in person meeting in two years.

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“Two hundred years ago, Cornwall’s tin and copper mines were at the heart of the U.K.’s Industrial Revolution, and this summer Cornwall will again be the nucleus of great global change and advancement,” Johnson said in a statement Saturday.

Britain holds the G-7’s rotating presidency this year. It last hosted the group’s annual meeting in 2013 at the Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland.