G7 Summit Will Address Many Global Diplomatic, Development Issues, Including NTDs
Yomiuri Shimbun/Japan News: Group of 7 — Think ahead, act together
Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany
“The heads of state and government of the seven leading industrial countries will gather in Elmau, Germany, on June 7 and 8 to discuss the most pressing global challenges. … The G7 has repeatedly assumed responsibility for the health of the world’s people. That is why the Elmau summit will also be discussing ways to combat neglected tropical diseases or the dangerous and growing problem of antibiotic resistance. … One thing is true of all the topics I have mentioned here: The G7 cannot meet these challenges alone; we will need many other partners. Nevertheless, I am convinced that the G7 can be, indeed must be, the driving force for a world worth living in in the long term…” (6/3).