- The Group of Seven (G7) is a collective of seven of the world’s most industrialized and developed economies. Their political leaders come together annually to discuss important global economic, political, social and security issues.
- The G7 member countries are the United States, Britain, France, Japan, Germany, Italy, and Canada.
- Russia belonged to the forum from 1998 through 2014, when the bloc was known as the G8, but was suspended following its annexation of Crimea.
- India is not a member of the G-7 grouping.
Why in News?
- U.S. President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi debuted at the G7 virtual leaders’ meeting which was chaired by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
- The leaders called for stronger defences against a future pandemic, including exploring a global health treaty.
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