Germany welcomes the leaders of the G-7 wealthy democracies Sunday.
The summit for the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States is being held in a castle in the Bavarian Alps.
The three-day meeting is being held in the shadow of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Political analysts say the G-7 leaders are expected to present unanimous support for Ukraine in its battle with Russia.
'The summit must send not only the message that NATO and the G-7 are more united than ever," German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told German parliament recently, "but also that the democracies of the world stand together against [Russian President Vladimir] Putin's imperialism just as they do in the fight against hunger and poverty."
The sanctions placed on Russia have sparked a spike in global food and energy prices.
After the G-7 summit, the world leaders will travel to Madrid for a NATO summit.
Some information for this report came from Reuters and AFP.