Watch live: Biden holds press conference to close G-7

President Biden holds a press conference in the UK on Sunday after leaving his first Group of Seven Summit, where world leaders have pledged to take on China, strengthen global infrastructure and donate a billion doses of vaccine to the rest of the world.

In a statement due to be released on the last day of the three-day meeting, leaders of the G-7 countries – the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan – had to pledge to crack down on the use of forced labor, fight ransomware and fight corruption, the White House said.

Mr Biden left the summit on Sunday morning and plans to meet Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Sunday before heading to Brussels for meetings with NATO and European Union leaders. He will complete his first trip abroad on Wednesday at the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva.

How to watch President Biden’s G-7 press conference

  • What: President Biden answers questions at end of G-7 conference

  • Dated: Sunday 13 June 2021

  • Time: 9:40 a.m. ET

  • Location: Cornwall Newquay Airport, Cornwall, UK

  • Online feed: Live on CBSN in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device.

On the issue of forced labor, the White House said that the United States and the G-7 countries “remain deeply concerned about the use of all forms of forced labor in global supply chains, including the State-sponsored forced labor of vulnerable and minority groups and supply chains for the agriculture, solar and garment sectors – the main supply chains of concern in Xinjiang. “

The G-7 countries also pledged to take “significant measures to effectively fight corruption, such as combating the misuse of front companies, limiting the ability of bad actors to launder money. dirty in real estate purchases, improving the sharing of information related to corruption and reforming foreign aid to focus on the fight against corruption as a cross-cutting priority, ”according to the White House.

The seven nations, the richest liberal democracies in the world, have also pledged to send 1 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the world. Half of them will come from the United StatesMr. Biden said.

After Sunday’s press conference, Mr Biden will have tea with Queen Elizabeth. Mr Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attended a reception with other leaders and their wives as well as members of the British Royal Family on Friday.

At the G-7 summit, Mr. Biden spread the “America is Back” message and tried to restore the United States’ reputation as a world leader. Ahead of a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, the second day of the summit, a reporter asked Mr. Biden if he had convinced the country’s allies that America was back.

“Ask him,” Biden said, referring to Macron. When the same question was put to Macron, the French president replied: “Certainly”.

Bo Erickson and Fin Gomez contributed to this report.

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