British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden. picture. PAP / Environmental Protection Agency

This is the first direct meeting of leaders in nearly a year. And during the scheduled 4 p.m. (Lithuanian time) there will be many new faces to officially welcome the new faces: the new president of the United States, as well as the leaders of Japan and Italy. Politicians will be able to get to know each other better, for example, at a party with Queen Elizabeth II, heir to the throne of Prince Charles, scheduled for the evening.

Most formal discussions will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The first topic is the pandemic and global efforts to combat it, but also to prepare a coordinated response for the next line. Washington has already announced that it will buy half a billion vaccines for poor countries, and London will provide 100 million of its own.

In addition, foreign policy – Joe Biden is coming to Europe to show a new American openness: he wants to build a front for the struggle for liberal values, and a front against the expansion of Moscow and Beijing. The fight against global warming is also on the list of topics. A struggle linking today’s conservative British administration with the administration on the other side of the Atlantic.

The G7 includes the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Canada, Germany, France and Japan. The Karbis Bay will also include the presidents of the European Council and the European Commission.