In advance of the upcoming G7 summit, to be held May 26-27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, the Ministers of Culture of the G7 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union) held the first ever G& Ministerial Meeting on Culture, which was held March 30-31, 2017 in Florence, Italy. The joint declaration issued from the summit re-affirms the importance of safeguarding cultural heritage worldwide and the importance of cultural exchanges in these efforts.
Culture as Dialogue: Joint Declaration of the Ministers of Culture of G7 on the Occasion of the Meeting "Culture as Instrument for Dialogue Among Peoples"
Declaration by The First Ministerial Meeting on Culture
March 30-31, 2017