Chinanews, May 4th, a comprehensive report, on the 3rd local time, the G7 foreign ministers' meeting opened in London, England.
This is the first face-to-face meeting between representatives of the Group of Seven since 2019. The focus includes various topics such as economic recovery after the epidemic, climate change, and the Iranian issue.
According to reports, as the rotating presidency of the Group of Seven this year, the United Kingdom invited the foreign ministers of Australia, South Korea, India, Brunei and South Africa to participate in this foreign ministers’ meeting.
British media said that this is the first face-to-face meeting of G7 member countries since 2019.
Affected by the new crown epidemic in 2020, video conferences have been adopted.
The foreign minister will last for 3 days.
On the first day, the foreign ministers of all member states held a dinner while also discussing issues such as the situation in North Korea and Iran.
On the same day, British Foreign Secretary Raab held bilateral meetings with US Secretary of State Brinken and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi.
Raab said that he talked with Brinken about climate protection, the post-Brexit trade agreement, the Afghan withdrawal plan, and the "common commitment" between Britain and the United States.
During the meeting between the foreign ministers of the United Kingdom and Japan, in view of the entry into force of the Japan-UK Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in January, the two sides agreed to strengthen the relationship.
U.S. Secretary of State Brinken held bilateral talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and South Korean Foreign Minister Zheng Yirong.
Among them, during the meeting with Motegi Toshimitsu, Brinken confirmed the results of the talks between the two countries in Washington in April.
Foreign media pointed out that the talks on the 4th are expected to focus on Russia, including how to deal with military exercises on the Ukrainian border.
On the last day, it is expected to discuss global issues such as the equitable supply of new crown vaccines and climate change assistance from developing countries and the expansion of women’s education. A joint statement may be issued at that time.
The analysis said that next month, the rotating chairman of the United Kingdom will host the G7 summit.
One of the main goals of this week's foreign ministers' meeting is to pave the way for it.
The current members of the G7 include the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan.