Against the backdrop of the global pandemic, world leaders met in person for the first time since the coronavirus shut down travel.
(L-R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Queen Elizabeth II, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, President of the European Council Charles Michel, and US President Joe Biden.
It was the first time the heads of these countries met in person since the pandemic shut down travel more than a year ago.
The G7 leaders last met in person in France in August 2019, nearly two years ago.
In addition to the seven countries normally present, others like South Africa, South Korea, India, and Australia received invitations to attend virtually the 47th Summit.
Angela Merkel, Ursula von der Leyen, Emmanuel Macron, Yoshihide Suga, Queen Elizabeth II, Justin Trudeau, Boris Johnson, Mario Draghi, Charles Michel, Joe Biden, Jack Hill, Joe Biden —
Canadian, British, European
Italian, Cornwall, England, France, South Africa, South Korea, India, Australia