Preparing Biarritz with all partner countries
Following the unprecedented meeting in Lille where sherpas from several African countries and the African Union were present, France is once again taking concrete steps towards its desire to renew the Group’s format. France therefore asked representatives of all countries invited to Biarritz to participate in the sherpas’ work in Paris.
Australia, Chile, India and South Africa – four major partners committed to protecting and promoting democratic freedoms – helped draw up concrete answers to the challenges that digital technology and artificial intelligence pose to our democracies.
The Partnership with Africa also played a central role: Sherpas from African partner countries – Burkina Faso, Egypt, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and the African Union – continued dialogue with the G7 on female entrepreneurship, access to digital technology and the transparency of public procurement.
France believes that only focused international action can provide responses to the challenges posed by the climate emergency and the erosion of biodiversity and therefore invited representatives from all countries to participate in a working session on biodiversity, the oceans and the climate.