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Group of Seven Germany takes over G7 Presidency

At the beginning of the new year, Germany took over the Presidency of the G7 – a responsible task in challenging times. This means that Germany will be hosting the annual summit of the G7 heads of state and government, an event that is considered the highlight of every Presidency.

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Photo shows Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Federal Chancellor Scholz on the G7 Presidency. 

Photo: Federal Government

The G7 Summit 2022 will take place from 26 to 28 June at Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps – as did the last G7 Summit under the German Presidency in June 2015. It is also the seventh Summit to be held in Germany. The first time the G7 heads of state and government met under a German Presidency was in Bonn in 1978,

“We will make the most of our G7 Presidency to ensure this group of states takes on a pioneering role – dedicated to climate neutrality and a just world,” said Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz. 

The G7 consists of Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Canada and the USA. The European Union is also represented at all G7 meetings. The Presidency rotates between members on an annual basis. Germany takes over the Presidency from the UK in 2022 and will be succeeded by Japan in 2023.

On the Federal Government’s official G7 website you will find a wealth of information on the German G7 Presidency: current news, programme priorities and dates, history and background information. The website is available in German and English. You can also keep up to date on our social media channels.