Gist of joint statement by G-7 leaders

The following is the gist of a joint statement issued Saturday by Group of Seven leaders after their virtual meeting. The G-7 leaders: — pledge to extend $7.5 bil. in aid for COVID-19 vaccines. — reaffirm support for affordable, equitable access to vaccines. — back Japan’s commitment to hold Olympics, Paralympics this summer in “safe and secure manner.” — vow to make 2021 “turning point for multilateralism.” — agree to cooperate for freer, fairer rules-based multilateral trading system. — affirm coordination in addressing “nonmarket oriented policies and practices.” — vow to cut carbon …

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