G-7 meeting brings back in-person diplomacy

ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks reports on the first major in-person diplomatic meetings since the pandemic began, as Secretary of State Antony Blinken travels to London and Ukraine.
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Now to diplomacy on the world stage was diplomats from the G-7 nations meeting in person for the first time since the pandemic began. But it didn't come without Kobe scares India's delegation went into self isolation after several positive test secretary of state Antonin Lincoln represented the US of the meetings in London before heading to Ukraine to show his support for that country as it faces off with Russia ABC's warehouse parks is traveling with the secretary. Since first taking office we've heard president Biden's to rest when he sees as an urgent need. To repair relationships with allies think he viewed as really strain under. Former president trumps administration and he's G-7 meetings have really dance. A visible a literal moment for this White House to return she would the world stage. As they like to sank. And these are also the first G-7 meetings in two years. Because of the corona virus pandemic and you can feel the delegations here even in their masks. Really excited to be returning to summit in person diplomacy. But look the pandemic really looms large he's a much smaller international delegations like I said mass required at most events has been Dee Lee testing. There's just an inherent risk but bringing delegations from twelve countries from around the world cheered to one city. To meet. Even though India is not a G-7 country India was invited along with several other countries in the Indo Pacific region to participate in some extra meetings this week. Let's send a delegation had a co big scare. The Indian foreign minister had to change his plans. And attend his remaining meetings only virtually. Monday secretary and Lincoln and the US delegation did. Hold a bilateral meeting with the Indian delegation. They talked about the work that the US and other countries here are doing to support gains yen as the health care crisis there is just so intense and so overwhelming. And beyond the logistics and safety precautions the pandemic has just created a really an usual back drop politically for these meetings. It's an awkward time to beats talking about international work and celebrating multilateral work when so many countries. Have their borders essentially closed because of clothing. The delegations here would argue that the pandemic in some ways reminded people that BA's. Crises across international borders that international cooperation is needed for international problem. You threats and competition from Russia and China have also dominated. Discussions here. Lincoln is traveling from London straight to Ukraine in our rather remarkable show of support for ukrainians from of the body in White House. This trip comes just a few weeks after we saw this enormous buildup of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border ukrainians have long worried about a possible invasion. From of the Russians and as a show of military might from the Russians was largely seen. As it tests for that early Biden administration. So with this trip to Ukraine secretary blinking is trying to show his support for the Ukrainian government and show a clear message to Moscow.

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