The Group of Seven leaders committed Friday to donating 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines, including 500 million from the United States, to other countries as they launched their summit in Cornwall, England, with a focus on the pandemic.

Before gathering for a session centering on recovery from the coronavirus, President Biden and other G-7 leaders posed for a traditional “family photo,” this one taken on the beach. The first day of the gathering also includes a reception with members of the British royal family.

Here’s what to know:

  • The G-7 leaders are expected to formally endorse a minimum global tax rate on corporations of at least 15 percent, an initiative pushed by Biden that was endorsed last weekend by finance ministers of the member nations.
  • Queen Elizabeth II played a more prominent role than anticipated at the G-7 summit, meeting world leaders at a reception Friday evening.
  • Ahead the formal start of the summit, the White House announced that Biden would welcome one of its leaders — German Chancellor Angela Merkel — to Washington next month as he continues seeking to repair relationships that frayed under his predecessor.
  • Photos: Biden is visiting Europe in his first presidential overseas trip.