Ramaphosa arrives in Germany for G7 leaders summit



President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Bavaria, Germany on Sunday morning to attend the G7 leaders’ summit at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

G7 leaders summit

vertex will take place on Monday at Elmau Castle in Bavaria, where South Africa will take part in two away sessions.

The first will be an Investing in the Future working lunch that will discuss climate, energy and health issues, followed by a Stronger Together working session that will address food security and advancing gender equality at the summit.

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On Sunday evening, Ramaphosa will take part in a dinner hosted in honor of heads of state and government by Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söber.

What is G7?

The G7 (Group of Seven) is an organization of the world’s seven largest so-called “developed” economies of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The EU, represented jointly by the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, participates in all discussions as a guest.

According to a presidential spokesman, South Africa is regularly invited to the G7. Vincent Magvenya.

Magwenya said the country’s participation in the 2022 Leaders’ Summit provides South Africa with an opportunity to highlight the concerns of developing countries and advocate for continued global attention to the fair distribution of resources, especially with regard to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, as well as economic recovery measures.

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