All you need to know about Liverpool G7 summit: Where it is, when it’s happening and road closures

All eyes will be on Liverpool this weekend as the city hosts the summit of Foreign and Development Ministers from the G7.

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The annual G7 summit begins in Liverpool this weekend, when the city will welcome foreign secretaries of state from all over the world.

It will run for three days, from Friday, 10 December to Sunday, 12 December.

The event comes after world leaders met earlier this month for the COP climate summit in Glasgow, and after the G7 leaders’ summit in Cornwall in June.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson (Labour) said: “We are a fitting choice given our cultural significance, musical importance and sporting greatness which attracts visitors from around the world, as well as our scientific and architectural innovation.”

She added: “The eyes of the world will be on the Liverpool city region and we have a fantastic story to tell.”

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who will welcome counterparts from around the world, has said it is “a fantastic opportunity to showcase the city”.

She has also stated that the leaders will discuss “how we build closer economic, technology and security ties globally”.

Who will be attending the G7 summit?

The Foreign Secretary will welcome counterparts from the US, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and the EU.

Southeast Asian countries, which are members of ASEAN group, has been invited to G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting for first time.

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers due to attend are those from Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

This comes after a May meeting which included representatives from Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa.

The Museum of Liverpool will host the talks. Photo: ShutterstockThe Museum of Liverpool will host the talks. Photo: Shutterstock
The Museum of Liverpool will host the talks. Photo: Shutterstock

Where will it be hosted?

The location of the main talks will be The Museum of Liverpool.

The delegates are expected to stay around the Hope Street area.

Will there be road closures?

Access to the waterfront will be maintained throughout the conference, but there may be delays for short periods when delegates are arriving and leaving.

Hope Street (from Hardman Street to Hope Place) and Caledonia Street (from Hope Street to Sugnall Street) will be closed from 9 December to 13 December.

What is the G7 Summit?

The G7 (Group of Seven) is an organisation comprising of the seven largest IMF advanced economies.

They gather to discuss the biggest issues facing the world and the global economy, as well as create agreements that are laid out in a specific agenda.

According to the government website, this year they are set to discuss the economy in a post-COVID world, global health and human rights.

When is the G7 Summit?

The summit takes place over three days.

The summit is due to commence Friday December 10, and last until Sunday December 12.