The Great Game – 7 takeaways from G7
Every year, leaders and ministers of the 7 biggest democracies in the world: the U.S, UK, Japan, France, Italy, Germany and Canada including representatives from the EU and other high-profile observers meet to strengthen ties and discuss pressing affairs.
The agenda of this year’s meeting wasn’t short of discussion points as legislators attempted to tackle issues relating to: the war in Ukraine, global food supply, the Asian security situation (China and North Korea), nuclear disarmanment, AI, climate change, global health, inflation and energy prices.
And with only three days to accomplish all that, it is no surprise that the G7 summit yielded little more than a ‘vision’ for multilateral action – albeit the backdrop of Hiroshima peace memorial did its very best to convince audiences that Western democracies committing to a “rules-based order and nuclear disarmaments” is a significant accomplishment. Thankfully, it’s not really.
Our policy analyst, Anne Sandager has covered the events live from Japan and we boil it all down to 7 take-aways from the G7 below.
That is not to say that the Hiroshima summit was fruitless. On the side of the headline negotiations, state-leaders held bilateral talks while lower-ranking ministers participated in separate, sector specific sessions – all of which provided much more interesting reading material.
So in case you missed it. Here are the top 7 most important takeaways from this years G7 meeting: