Issue Brief on “48th G7 Summit: An Assessment”

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Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) met in the opulent Schloss Elmau resort in Germany for the 48th Summit on June 26-28, 2022 under the Chairmanship of Chancellor Olaf Scholz. This year, leaders of the G7 were also joined by the leaders of Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal, South Africa, and of course Ukraine.[1]

Unlike last year’s G7 Summit in Cornwall, England, where priorities of the world’s most powerful leaders (the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada – including European Union (EU) leadership) were to make joint efforts to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate effects of Climate Change and help economies recover, the conversation of this year’s summit revolved around reiterating: unity of the G7 members; defence of universal human rights & democratic values, rules-based multilateral order; and resilience of their democratic societies.

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