British and Australian foreign ministers meet at G7

The Group of Seven rich democracies is holding their first face-to-face gathering in two years in London.

Founded in 1975 as a forum for the West's richest nations to discuss crises such as the OPEC oil embargo, the G7 is debating responses to the two vast and increasingly assertive countries - China and Russia - as well as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.