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UK’s Johnson discussed taxation with Amazon’s Bezos By Reuters


© Reuters. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses outside United Nations headquarters, New York, U.S.A. September 20, 2021. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado/Files

LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the issue of taxation when he met Amazon (NASDAQ:)’s founder Jeff Bezos in New York, Downing Street said.

“The prime minister raised the issue of taxation, and hoped progress could be () in implementing the G7 agreement on tax,” a Downing Street spokesperson said in a readout of the meeting.

Bezos committed Monday to giving away $1 billion this year in grants to support conservation efforts.

This pledge forms part of the previously announced Bezos Earth Fund that the Amazon founder established last year in order to fulfill his $10 billion commitment for scientists, activists, and non-profit organisations fighting climate change.

“The prime minister welcomed the Bezos Earth Fund’s commitment, announced tonight, to give $1 billion to protect forests and remove carbon from the air,” Downing Street said.

The prime minister was joined by Mr. Bezos to explore what could be accomplished in the lead up to and during COP26.

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