PM tells G7 leaders we must learn lessons of pandemic

Published: 11 Jun 2021     Updated: 11 Jun 2021

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World leaders have begun their talks at the G7 summit taking place in the resort of Carbis Bay in Cornwall, in the south-west of England

The G7 (Group of Seven) is an organisation made up of the world's seven largest so-called advanced economies

Global coronavirus vaccinations and climate change are due to be the focus of the summit between the leaders of the seven nations

"We need to make sure we don’t repeat some of the errors that we have made in the course of the last 18 months or so," Boris Johnson says

He says the world needs to build back from the pandemic together, greener, fairer, more equal and in a "more gender neutral" way

The UK has announced it will donate at least 100 million surplus coronavirus vaccine doses within the next year

Seven people have been arrested after two vehicles were stopped and searched about three miles from the summit venue

Johnson says talks with US President Joe Biden were "terrific" and calls the US-UK alliance the "indestructible relationship"

More than 5,000 extra police officers - on top of 1,500 from Devon and Cornwall - will be working around the summit