Scott Morrison – Queen to hold meeting with Scott Morrison
He is also expected to meet with Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and German Chancellor Angela Merkel over Saturday and Sunday.
He will then dine with Johnson at Downing Street on Monday evening, where the pair will seek to finalise a new free trade deal between both countries.
As a guest of the G7, the Australian Prime Minister will not attend a reception to be held on Friday evening in Cornwall hosted by the Queen, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge.
However he is likely to see Australia’s head of state, the Queen, for a one-on-one at Windsor Castle early next week following the G7 summit and before his departure for Paris for meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Biden will see the Queen at Friday evening’s event in Cornwall but will also call on her at Windsor Castle on Sunday. The Queen last met the US head of state in 2019, when Trump was in the United Kingdom for a state visit.
Morrison will on Saturday join a G7 discussion on COVID-19 vaccines and hear a new pledge by Johnson to donate 100 million vaccine doses internationally within a year.
“As a result of the success of the UK’s vaccine programme we are now in a position to share some of our surplus doses with those who need them. In doing so we will take a massive step towards beating this pandemic for good,” Johnson said ahead of the session.
“At the G7 summit I hope my fellow leaders will make similar pledges so that, together, we can vaccinate the world by the end of next year and build back better from coronavirus.”
“That’s a historic step: the largest single purchase and donation of COVID-19 vaccines by any country, ever,” he told reporters.
The G7 summit will take place over Friday, Saturday and Sunday and cover other topics including climate change, global taxation, national security and trade.