Johnson: "We cannot repeat the mistakes of the pandemic and the 2008 crisis"

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson opened the G7 summit on Friday with a clear call to “not repeat the mistakes” made during the pandemic of the covid-19 nor in the exit to the financial crisis of 2008.

“We need to learn from the pandemic, make sure we don’t repeat some of the mistakes which we have undoubtedly done in the last 18 months, “Johnson told the leaders of the world’s most developed democracies.

And added that Nor can countries afford to make the same mistakes as in the great recession of 2008, “when the recovery was not uniform across all parts of society.”

Boris Johnson welcomes G7 leaders

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today gave welcoming the G7 leaders to Carbis Bay (Cornwall), who posed for the official “family photo” of the summit that will last until Sunday. As chairman of the group, Johnson is hosting the first face-to-face meeting since the coronavirus pandemic began of the leaders of the group of the richest countries.

“The world will be attentive to the G7, so that we apply our shared values and our diplomacy to meet the challenge of defeating the pandemic and leading the global recovery, “Johnson told the media.

The head of the British Government, together with his wife, Carrie Johnson, greeted the leaders of the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and the European Union one by one on the beach in the tourist town of Carbis Bay. Before starting the first plenary session of the summit, dedicated to post-pandemic recovery, the group of leaders posed for photographers and television cameras.

“Why don’t we take a group photo?” Johnson proposed wryly. during the event, one of the main public events of the leaders scheduled in advance of the start of the summit. “I feel like I am at a wedding,” joked the first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, when she arrived at the beach with her husband, President Joe Biden, who in the same light tone proposed that everyone present be put “in the water.”

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