The G7 will hold its summit in Biarritz, in France

BAGHDAD Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized countries are opening a summit in Biarritz, which will be followed closely by world public opinion.

The massive Amazon jungle fires imposed themselves at the last minute as a major issue on the agenda on the first day of the summit, as sometimes happens in some international meetings.

The environmental disaster will be on the agenda at the dinner, which will be attended by French and US Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Ministers Boris Johnson, Italian Giuseppe Conte, Japanese Shinzo Abe and Canadian Justin Trudeau.

The French presidency announced on Friday that “practical initiatives” to fight fires “could become a reality” at the summit, calling for making this “international crisis” a priority for the summit.

Thousands of diplomats and journalists in Biarritz are waiting for the president’s unpredictable attitude, from other contentious issues, from Brexit to trade disputes and Iran’s nuclear dossier.

In the city of Biarritz and its surroundings were mobilized 13 thousand police and security man to control security during the summit. “/ End

Source: National Iraqi News Agency