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European Union leaders met before the start of the G7 summit, and they defined China as a "systemic competition."

European Union leaders met before the start of the G7 summit, and they defined China as a “systemic competition.”

French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, European Council President Charles Michel and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend an EU coordination meeting at the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 11, 2021 Reuters / Phil Noble / Paul

EU leaders agreed that China is a systemic competitor, partner in global affairs, and competitor at the same time., in a coordination meeting before G7 Summit in Cornwall (United Kingdom), as reported by the French presidency on Friday.

European officials will discuss the matter with US President Joe Biden, During the summit, the Government of France added.

Gaelic chief, Emmanuel MacronGerman Chancellor, Angela MerkelThe Italian Prime Minister, Mario DraghiThe Presidents of the Commission and the Council of the European Union also agreed Intensify efforts to share vaccines with developing countries.

In this sense, they pledged to achieve a Target to vaccinate 60% in the developing “south”, especially Africa, by March 2022Macron’s office said.

FILE PHOTO: A health worker holds a vial of Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine at Monsville Senior Care Center outside Johannesburg, South Africa, on May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Sifiwe Sibiko
FILE PHOTO: A health worker holds a vial of Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine at Monsville Senior Care Center outside Johannesburg, South Africa, on May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Sifiwe Sibiko

The European Union joined the request of the United States and demanded “transparency” from China

The European Union Thursday student ‘Transparency’ on the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, joined the The United States asks China to know how and where the SARS-CoV-2 virus appeared.

“We support all efforts to achieve transparency and knowledge of the truth.”The President of the European Council said, Charles Michel, in the previous press conference for The G7 summit begins on Friday in the United Kingdom, where European leaders will have the first opportunity to meet with the President of the United States, Joe Biden.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a joint press conference with European Council President Charles Michel ahead of the G7 summit, at the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on June 10, 2021. Francisco Seco / Pool via REUTERS
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a joint press conference with European Council President Charles Michel ahead of the G7 summit, at the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on June 10, 2021. Francisco Seco / Pool via REUTERS

“It is very important that we know the origin of COVID” in order to “ensure that it does not happen again”The President of the European Commission added, Ursula von der Leyen, at the same conference.

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“There are a variety of different options that are now being investigated and It is important that we have one picture of the beginning of the epidemic“he added.

“For this reason, research teams need real access to information”German added.

(With information from Reuters and EFE)

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