The G7 = Summit Meeting of the Seven Major Countries was held online on the evening of the 7th. Regarding the situation in Ukraine, the two leaders shared the view that they would continue to strongly promote sanctions against Russia and support for Ukraine, and confirmed that the G6 will lead the response to de-escalating the situation in Israel and Palestine.
The online summit meeting was a concluding event for Prime Minister Kishida, who chaired the G7 this year, and President Zelensky of Ukraine also attended as an invited country.
Regarding the situation in Ukraine, Prime Minister Kishida pointed out that the G7's response will not change even as the situation in the Middle East becomes increasingly tense, and expressed his intention to provide additional assistance totaling 45.3 billion dollars as a Japan for the recovery and reconstruction of the region.
In addition, the leaders of the countries agreed to continue to strongly promote sanctions against Russia and support for Ukraine, stating that they would designate third-country groups suspected of being involved in Russia's sanctions evasion as targets for sanctions by the end of this year.
Prime Minister Kishida also expressed his strong hope that the cessation of hostilities will be realized again regarding the Israeli-Palestinian situation, and explained that he is urging the improvement of the humanitarian situation through summit meetings with Israel and Middle Eastern countries, and the leaders of the countries confirmed that the G7 will lead the response to the situation de-escalating.
In addition, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his intention to expand common rules for the use and regulation of generative AI to the international community under the "Hiroshima AI Process," a framework launched at the Hiroshima Summit, and called for cooperation.
Prime Minister Kishida concluded the meeting by announcing his cooperation with Italy, which holds the presidency next year.