PM to declare roadmap for complete global vaccinations by end-2022
PM Boris Johnson tweeted
yesterday that he would lay out a roadmap at the upcoming G7 summit in Cornwall on the 11th for complete global vaccination against the Coronavirus by the end of 2022.
The statement comes as the UK plans for a further easing of the lockdown on the 21st of June. It also reflects Whitehall’s aim to lead global vaccination efforts in conjunction with key allies by taking the initiative at the earliest.
New post-Brexit deals opening up
With Brexit safely in the rearview for the last six months now, new opportunities for bilateral deals- both economic and otherwise- opened up for Britain over the past week. A report by City AM
shows that following Brexit, France, Germany and Italy are keen to work on new bilateral, individual partnerships with the UK with regard to issues of trade, security, intelligence and defence.
On the trade front, India and the UK have signed an interim trade agreement
last week which sets a precedent for a much larger deal between the two countries in coming months. The BBC
has also reported that new trade deals have been signed between Britain and Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.
Putin slams MI6 chief Richard Moore
reported last week that Russian President Vladimir Putin had slammed MI6 chief Richard Moore for his comments on the Russian regime’s treatment of dissidents like Alexei Navalny, its belligerent foreign policy vis-a-vis Ukraine in particular and the threats that it posed to regional and global security.
The exchange highlights the state of Anglo-Russian relations today, demonstrating Russia’s continued efforts to paint the United Kingdom as a smaller and less important member of the international community.