G7 promises “firm support” for kyiv despite Middle East conflict

The members of the group, meeting in Tokyo, also pledged to continue to impose “severe sanctions” on Moscow, to accelerate Ukraine’s reconstruction efforts in the “medium and long term” and to continue “to work in favor of a peace process.

The meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven most industrialized countries in the world (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States and United Kingdom), attended by the head of diplomacy of the European Union, Josep Borrell, began on Tuesday and ends today with a presidency press conference, currently held by Japan.

As tensions rise in the Middle East, it is important that the G7 come together to send a clear message to the international community: our strong resolve to support Ukraine will never waver.“, said the Japanese foreign minister.

Yoko Kamikawa made the statement at the start of the second day of meetings, during a session that lasted about 80 minutes.

The G7 foreign ministers also pledged to accelerate Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction efforts and to work on a “peace formula” with international partners.

During this afternoon’s sessions, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba is also expected to participate by videoconference, the Japanese presidency said.



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