The Group of 7 world leaders gathered Friday in Carbis Bay, England, for their first in-person summit in nearly two years after last year’s meeting was canceled due to the pandemic.
The meeting of the the heads of the world’s major economies — Britain, France, Germany, the U.S., Italy, Japan, and Canada — also marks President Biden’s first foreign trip since taking office.
Video of the world leaders greeting each other on the Cornish coast shows them sharing awkward elbow bumps despite not wearing face masks.
Fortunately, however, they have all been vaccinated.
All seven heads of state have been inoculated against the coronavirus, President Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Meanwhile, however, Macron’s official Twitter account tweeted out a video of the French president and Biden speaking privately off to the side at the G7 summit, standing very close together