What to expect from Boris Johnson's debut on the world stage as PM at the G7
There will be dozens of potential pitfalls for the new prime minister in Biarritz, writes Ashley Cowburn
This weekend the popular French surfing city of Biarritz will be on lockdown as leaders of the world’s most advanced economies fly in to bang heads over the most pressing political issues of the present day.
The Group of Seven – or G7 – made up of Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Italy and the United States, will navigate topics such as climate change, the fractious Iranian nuclear deal, the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and, of course, Brexit.
Despite it being the last summit for the outgoing Italian leader Giuseppe Conte, it will be Boris Johnson’s debut on the world stage as the UK’s prime minister. Both will, at least, be able to share niceties on their respective domestic political crises.