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G7 leaders back open science and ties based on ‘common values’

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World leaders stress role of research and innovation in solving global challenges

Leaders of the G7 group of large global economies have backed open science, academic mobility, and research and innovation collaboration based on shared values, as they stressed the role of R&I in solving global challenges and boosting economic growth.

After meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, leaders from the group—comprising Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the US and the EU—published a communiqué on 20 May in which they committed to working together to promote “responsible” global science and technology cooperation.

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