On May 26-27 the G7 Summit under the Italian Presidency will take place in Taormina. The mission is “Building the Foundations of Renewed Trust”. The agenda is based on three fundamental pillars: 1) citizen safety; 2) economic, environmental and social sustainability and the reduction of inequalities; 3) innovation, skills and labor in the age of the Next Production Revolution.
This is the sixth time that Italy has taken over the rotating G7 Presidency. The first occasion was in 1980 in Venice. That town also hosted the next time, in 1987; Summits were then held in Naples in 1994, Genoa in 2001 and L’Aquila in 2009.
Taormina, one of the most beautiful Mediterranean cities, was chosen for its symbolism, which merges the concepts of hope and hospitality. The Summit will be divided into two days of work. In addition to the Leaders of the G7 countries (Italy, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States), the President of the European Commission, the President of the EU Council, leaders of some International Organizations as well as the Heads of State and of Government of Outreach Countries and of a few guest countries (invited by the Presidency) will also attend the event.
This is a crucial stage for the diplomatic work in preparation of the Summit. Indeed, on April 26-27 Taormina is hosting the third meeting of the G7 Sherpas, the representatives of the Heads of State and of Government who are in charge of defining the shared positions that will be summarized in the Final Communiqué of the Summit.