UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host the G7 summit at the Cornish seaside resort of Carbis Bay, where he will urge world leaders to unite in “building back better” from coronavirus.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been invited to the June event, which incoming US president Joe Biden is expected to attend.
Johnson has also invited leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, India, South Korea and the EU, as he seeks to promote a green recovery from the crisis.
“Coronavirus is doubtless the most destructive force we have seen for generations and the greatest test of the modern world order we have experienced,” Johnson said.
“It is only right that we approach the challenge of building back better by uniting with a spirit of openness to create a better future.”
It will be the first time the summit has met in person in nearly two years, with the US moving the 46th online because of the pandemic.
The last time the UK hosted the summit, in 2013, the venue was a resort in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
The Carbis Bay Estate will be the main focus of the summit. Johnson said Cornwall “is the perfect location for such a crucial summit”.
“Two hundred years ago Cornwall’s tin and copper mines were at the heart of the UK’s industrial revolution and this summer Cornwall will again be the nucleus of great global change and advancement,” he said.
With so much of the world’s power expected to be based in the seaside resort for the weekend, the summit will require a major security operation.