G7 live news: Johnson rejects claim offer of 100m Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries is too little

Latest updates: PM defends UK offer of surplus Covid jabs to poorer nations; post-Covid reconstruction on the agenda as G7 leaders meet in Cornwall

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The UK-US joint statement (pdf) released yesterday alongside the new Atlantic Charter also said the two countries would convene “the first US-UK bilateral cancer summit” to “share ideas and identify opportunities for collaboration to accelerate advances in lifesaving approaches to cancer, which remains a leading cause of death worldwide”.

Michelle Mitchell, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, has welcomed this as “huge news”.

Huge news from #G7: @10DowningStreet and @POTUS will convene the first bilateral UK/US cancer summit.
Cancer is one of the greatest global challenges – no country can solve it alone. Hope this leads to more collaboration & progress for people with cancer https://t.co/upCwqkcI5A

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