Prime ministers and presidents from the group of main industrialised powers – the UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan – will descend on the five-star Carbis Bay seashore resort close to St Ives for a three-day diplomatic jamboree from 11-13 June which can trigger monumental disruption however is estimated to be value as a lot as £50m to the county.
It will likely be the primary in-person summit of world leaders in virtually two years, after final yr’s G7 within the US was cancelled and the G20 in Saudi Arabia went on-line due to Covid-19.
Mr Johnson, who’s internet hosting as holder of the annual rotating G7 presidency, mentioned he’ll ask fellow leaders to “seize the chance to construct again higher from coronavirus, uniting to make the long run fairer, greener and extra affluent”.
He’ll use the occasion to advertise his imaginative and prescient of a post-Brexit “world Britain” and to attempt to construct consensus behind motion on local weather change forward of the UN COP26 convention in Glasgow in November.
And he’ll search to rehabilitate himself within the eyes of the brand new president, who beforehand branded him “a bodily and emotional clone” of Donald Trump.
Whereas Johnson’s picture was cemented in lots of US minds by the outgoing president’s description of him as “Britain Trump”, Downing Road believes that Mr Biden’s arrival offers a chance to foster transatlantic cooperation on plenty of the prime minister’s priorities.
It’s thought the G7 summit might imply the UK hosts Mr Biden’s first presidential journey outdoors of North America in what can be seen as a diplomatic coup for Downing Road.
Mr Biden has indicated his dedication to reverse Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris local weather change accord of 2015, and Mr Johnson will search to work carefully with him on persuading different states to scale up their world warming commitments at Glasgow.
And he has aligned himself with Biden’s precedence of spreading democracy internationally by inviting Australia, India and South Korea to the Cornwall summit.
The one-off growth of the G7 group of main industrialised powers right into a so-called D10 of world democracies was resisted by another members, together with Italy and France, which worry the event of the group into an anti-Chinese language entrance.
Mr Johnson mentioned that the selection of Cornwall as location for the summit will focus the eyes of the world on the gorgeous and historic area, including that its standing as a centre for inexperienced innovation made it an acceptable setting for a gathering anticipated to debate climate-friendly financial development.
Go to Cornwall has estimated the full financial affect for the county at £50m, together with by way of a rise in future tourism.
Mr Johnson mentioned: “As probably the most distinguished grouping of democratic nations, the G7 has lengthy been the catalyst for decisive worldwide motion to sort out the best challenges we face.
“From cancelling growing world debt to our common condemnation of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the world has regarded to the G7 to use our shared values and diplomatic may to create a extra open and affluent planet.
“Coronavirus is likely probably the most harmful power we’ve seen for generations and the best take a look at of the trendy world order we’ve skilled. It is just proper that we method the problem of constructing again higher by uniting with a spirit of openness to create a greater future.
“Cornwall is the proper location for such an important summit. 200 years in the past Cornwall’s tin and copper mines had been on the coronary heart of the UK’s industrial revolution and this summer time Cornwall will once more be the nucleus of nice world change and development. I’m very a lot trying ahead to welcoming world leaders to this nice area and nation.”