We're now just hours away from the official opening of the G7 2021 in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.
Even putting aside the setting of this summit this beautiful Cornish seaside village, the beaches and tourist attractions used as backdrops of the meeting - this year's summit will be extraordinary in many ways.
Philip Crowther of AP International joins us live from Cornwall.
With all these global leaders, security, of course, is paramount AND as this is the very first face-to-face world summit in the times of Covid virus-secure measures must also be strict.
All seven leaders and their delegations should be arriving there in the next hour or two.
From security and Covid-fears to response from the locals what's it like?
Now, we know that the key topics to be at the discussion table this weekend include the global recovery from Covid-19, vaccinations, of course, and climate change.
What key actions do we expect from the leaders of the G7 this time and can the G7 produce some tangible results and avoid the criticism of being nothing more than a talking shop for once?
What is on the agenda today? We hear the global tax rate, aid for countries and climate change are on the docket today. And, a special welcome dinner planned in the evening?
Philip Crowther of AP international live for us from the G7 summit in Cornwall, England. Thank you.