Britain will host foreign and development ministers from the G7 Group of Industrialized Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at a summit in Liverpool from 10 to 12 December.
The UK Foreign Office said in a statement that the summit will address issues including economic resilience post-COVID-19, global health and human rights.
Ministers attending included those from Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, saying it was the first inclusion of ASEAN countries in the G7 foreign ministers’ summit and reflects “Britain’s growing Indo-Pacific leanings”.
Britain holds the rotating presidency of the G7 in 2021 and has already hosted the COP climate summit in Glasgow this month and the G7 leaders’ summit in Carbis Bay in June.
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