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UK welcomes South Africa as G7 guest

The Prime Minister has invited the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to attend the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Cornwall as a guest. 

President Ramaphosa has led Africa’s response to the Covid19 pandemic, and played a key role on the issue internationally, and South African scientists and researchers have contributed a huge amount to our understanding of the virus. South Africa will attend part of the Summit alongside South Korea, Australia and India.

We are planning for a physical Summit to bring world leaders together in the UK in June for open and frank discussions. 

All in-person G7 meetings will adhere to COVID-19 safety measures and we will take whatever measures are needed to keep delegates, staff and local residents safe. We expect foreign officials and diplomats to comply with UK health measures at the border.