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G7 FOREIGN MINISTERS’ MEET

G7 FOREIGN MINISTERS’ MEET

Context

Recently, Meeting of Foreign Ministers from Group of Seven (G7) countries (USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan) was held.

Details

  • The meeting was held in london, United kingdom.
  • India is not a G7 member but was invited by Britain.
  • Other Invited guests : Australia,South Korea, South Africa and the Chair (Brunei Darussalam) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

About Group of Seven (G7)

  • It is an intergovernmental organisation.
  • It consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • It meets annually to discuss issues of common interest like global economic governance, international security and energy policy.
  • It was earlier  known as the ‘G8’, with Russia included.
  • In 2014, Russia waswas expelled as a member following the latter’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine.

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