The top diplomats from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have pledged to adopt a firm stance on China’s growing threats to Taiwan, as well as on North Korea’s unchecked testing of long-range missiles.
Additionally, they are seeking ways to enhance support for Ukraine and penalize Russia for its invasion, while creating momentum on these fronts during their talks in a Japanese hot spring resort town.
Russia’s war in Ukraine will be a significant subject on Monday’s agenda, as envoys aim to establish a path for G-7 leaders’ action next month in Hiroshima, as reported by the Associated Press.
According to a Japanese summary, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi urged his colleagues to reject attempts to change the status quo by force and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and its nuclear weapons threats, stating that the world is at a turning point regarding the conflict.
For the American delegation, this meeting is a critical juncture in addressing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and dealing with China, which are two of the most significant challenges to the international rules-based order that G-7 ministers from Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, and the European Union have identified.
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