The G7 = Foreign Ministers' Meeting of the Seven Major Countries closed early on the 6th of Japan time and adopted a joint statement.
The content strongly restrained China, including expressing concerns about China's hegemonic behavior and human rights issues in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting held in London, England, closed on the early morning of the 6th of Japan time after the three-day schedule, and adopted a joint statement incorporating the results of the discussion.
According to it, China criticizes China's advance into the East China Sea and South China Sea, and strongly opposes unilateral actions that may damage the order based on the rules.
He expressed concern about the situation in Hong Kong, human rights violations in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Tibet, and urged China to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms.
In addition, regarding the issues surrounding Taiwan, "the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait" is clearly stated, "promoting a peaceful solution to the cross-strait issue", and participation in the annual meeting of Taiwan's WHO = World Health Organization. We have expressed our intention to support it.
He also points out that there are unfair practices in China's trade and investment areas, and that it should fulfill its obligations and responsibilities in line with its international economic role.
On top of that, he emphasizes the importance of maintaining a "free and open Indo-Pacific" based on the rule of law, and will cooperate with the ASEAN = Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
At this year's foreign ministers' meeting, the joint statement also strongly restrained China, as foreign ministers of each country raised various concerns about China.
In addition, for the denuclearization of North Korea, we will adhere to the goal of achieving CVID of all weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles = complete, verifiable and irreversible destruction, and immediately resolve the abduction issue to North Korea. I'm asking you.
Regarding the tense situation in Myanmar, he said that he would "condemn the coup d'etat by the military in the strongest words" and that if the military did not change its policy, it would be ready to take further measures.
Regarding Russia, he mentioned that he was strengthening military troops in the border area of eastern Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula, and said, "I am deeply concerned about the continuation of negative behavior patterns that lead to irresponsible and destabilizing Russia."
In addition, regarding measures against the new coronavirus, it is said that it will support ensuring fair access to vaccines, treatments, and diagnoses, and has been co-sponsored by Japan with the international organization "Gavi Vaccine Alliance" that works on the spread of vaccines in developing countries. He expressed his hope for the success of the "Vaccine Summit" held in May.
Foreign Minister Mogi "I strongly feel the significance of G7 cooperation"
Foreign Minister Motegi told reporters online after the closing of the G7 = foreign ministers' meeting of the seven major countries, saying, "I couldn't have a frank discussion with the foreign ministers, and the G7 is determined to unite and lead the international community. I strongly realized the significance of the G7 collaboration, which shares basic values and principles. "
He added, "All G7 countries were very interested in China and made statements from various aspects. Through discussions, they agreed to call on China to constructively participate in the rules-based international system as a major economic nation. ".
On the other hand, Minister Motegi commented on the meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Jung Wei-young, saying, "I met for the first time, but I was able to share the recognition that Japan-South Korea relations should not be left as it is. How will the South Korean side respond in the future? I would like to continue to exchange opinions in various ways. I would like to exchange opinions frankly with the Foreign Ministers. "