Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Hundreds of former leaders urge G-7 to vaccinate poor against Covid-19 pandemic

One hundred former presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers have urged the Group of Seven, G7, rich nations to pay for global coronavirus vaccinations to help stop the virus mutating and returning as a worldwide threat. The leaders made their appeal ahead of G7 summit in England which begins on Friday, when U.S. President Joe Biden will meet the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan. In their letter to the G7, the former world leaders said global cooperation had failed in 2020, but that 2021 could usher in a new era.

Among the signatories were ex-British premiers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, former UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon and 15 former African leaders.

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