Live Updates: UK’s Johnson Welcomes G7 Leaders to Summit in Cornwal

London (Sputnik) – The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson called on colleagues from the group of seven to make their own commitments to bring to school the most vulnerable children in the world, especially girls, after promising 430 million pounds (607 million dollars) to achieve this goal .

“I call on other world leaders, including those here in the G7, to also donate and put us firmly on track to bring more girls into the classroom, to deal with the terrible decline in global education caused by the coronavirus, and to help the world build back better, “Johnson said on the opening day of a personal G7 summit in Cornwall, England, over the weekend.

According to the Prime Minister, the best way to lift countries out of poverty and lead global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is by investing in education, especially for girls.

“The source of the international shame is that every day in the world, children who have exploded with potential are denied the chance to become industry titans, scientific pioneers or leaders in every field just because they are women, their parents’ income or their place of residence. which were born, “Johnson said.

Ahead of the G7 summit, another 40 million girls agreed to attend school in London and 20 million more girls to read by the age of 10 over the next five years.

Italy, which is among the seven richest countries in the world, along with Britain, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and the United States, and the European Commission have already pledged € 25 million ($ 30 million) and € 700 million ($ 847 million), respectively to the Global Partnership for Education, established in 2002.