Moments You Missed As The G-7 Leaders Meet For The 1st Time Since COVID-19

Moments You Missed As The G-7 Leaders Meet For The 1st Time Since COVID-19

Moments You Missed As The G-7 Leaders Meet For The 1st Time Since COVID-19 Photo

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden pose with Britains Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson as they arrive for the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden pose with Britains Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson as they arrive for the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.

For the first time since the pandemic halted face-to-face events, leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States have gathered for three days of talks in a British sea-side town to try to address some of the worlds most pressing issues.

Stopping the coronavirus pandemic will be front and center in the talks. But summits like the G-7 also provide a window into the dynamics between the world leaders beyond their statements and press conferences.

Take, for instance, the unforgettable images of former President Donald Trump white-knuckling leaders with handshakes and pushing aside the prime minister of Montenegro in an apparent attempt to get to the front of a photo-op.

"Multilateralism is back @G7" tweeted Charles Michel, President of the European Council, alongside a photo of several leaders gathered together for what appeared to be breakfast ahead of the days talks. French President Emmanuel Macron also shared a photo of the gathering via Twitter.

"The EU wants to make sure the world is vaccinated as quickly as possible. Only together can we do this by upholding our values," Michel wrote and included the hashtag "BuildBackBetter", a phrase that G-7 host Prime Minister Boris Johnson has adopted, and that Biden campaigned with to describe his agenda to "rescue, recover and rebuild" after the pandemic.

Multilateralism is back at @G7 The EU wants to make sure the world is vaccinated as quickly as possible. Only together can we do this by upholding our values. #BuildBackBetter pic.twitter.com/GK7219CHcn

On Thursday, Biden announced the U.S. will donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to nearly 100 countries struggling to afford them. G-7 leaders are expected to announce on Day 1 of the talks a commitment to share 1 billion of their COVID-19 vaccine resources with lower income countries.

Canadas Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets Britains Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson as he arrives for the summit. PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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