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Prime Minister updates House of Commons on G7 summit

3 September 2019 (updated on 3 September 2019)

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Boris Johnson has updated Members of the House of Commons on the 45th G7 summit.

The G7 Summit was held in Biarritz from 24–26 August 2019. Members of the G7 made decisions on the survival of the Amazon, stability in Iran, global trade, the expansion of Africa, gender equality, and the fight against inequality.

The Prime Minister told MPs,

"In the lead of declaration the G7 unanimously endorsed open and fair world trade, and we're determined to reform the WTO (World Trade Organisation) and reach agreement next year to simplify regulatory barriers. Britain is on the verge Mr Speaker of taking back control of our trade policy, of restoring our independent seat in the WTO for the first time in 46 years."

Responding on behalf of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn said,

"Mr Speaker the Prime Minister met EU leaders over the summer and the EU Council President Tusk at the G7. After these meetings the Prime Minister struck an optimistic note saying the chances of a deal were, in his words improving. His optimism was not shared by those who have been at the same meetings. The Prime Minister may claim progress is being made, but EU leaders report that the Government has so far failed to present any new proposals."

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