G7 nations to agree on global plan to help 40m girls into education

Talks between US secretary of state and Dominic Raab come as Britain cuts foreign aid to the sector

The US secretary of state is to hold talks with his British counterpart, Dominic Raab, while the UK is on the back foot over plans to set new global targets to help girls’ education at a time when London is drastically cutting aid to the sector.

Antony Blinken’s trip to London for the G7 meeting will include discussions with other foreign and development ministers on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is the first face-to-face meeting at G7 level for two years and foreign ministers from South Korea, Australia, India and South Africa will also be attending some of the talks.

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Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/03/g7-nations-plan-help-girls-education-raab-blinken

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