In-person G7 ministers talks set for May

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The first in-person meeting of G7 foreign ministers in two years is going to take place in May, the UK government says.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament on Tuesday the meeting of foreign and development ministers would take place in London between May 3 and 5.

The last G7 foreign ministers meeting took place in April 2019 at Dinard and Saint-Malo in France.

As well as the G7 countries - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US and the UK, plus the EU - the foreign secretary has also invited representatives from India, Australia, South Korea and South Africa to take part.

"The meeting of G7 foreign and development ministers next month is an opportunity to show how the world's biggest democracies work together to ensure equitable access to vaccines, build back better from the pandemic, support girls in the poorest countries to get a good quality education and agree ambitious action to tackle climate change," Raab said.

Strict coronavirus measures will be in place, such as daily testing and social distancing.