Russia’s aggression in Ukraine on the menu of the G7 summit

Show “A united front against global invaders”. This will be a message sent by the G7 countries to foreign ministers at the summit in Liverpool, north of the United Kingdom, on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December. Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Condemnation of Russia’s attitude in Ukraine

For weeks, NATO, the United States and Europeans have accused Russia of wanting to invade Ukraine, which Moscow has denied. British Foreign Minister Liz Truss, who presides over the G7 in the country, would urge her G7 counterparts to “present a united front against malicious behavior – including the Russian position towards Ukraine – and to defend the borders of freedom”. Must be involved in security and financial support. World”.

Liz Truss, who replaced Dominic Raab as head of British diplomacy in September, warned in her first major foreign policy speech on Wednesday that Russia would make a “strategic mistake” if it attacked Ukraine. These comments echoed US President Joe Biden, who had “informed” his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin a day earlier that Russia would be exposed to “strong sanctions among other economic ones” in the event of a military escalation in Ukraine. .

In addition to this sensitive topic, the diplomacy heads of the G7 countries will discuss the ongoing crises, particularly in Burma, with the February 1 military coup and the recent prison sentence of former civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Burma and Iran also in the crosshairs

G7 ministers are also expected to call on Iran to halt nuclear escalation and return to the Vienna Agreement.

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Liz Truss said before the meeting, “This weekend, the world’s most influential democracies will take a stand against aggressors who seek to undermine freedoms and send a clear message that we are presenting a united front.” Huh.”

“I want the G7 countries to deepen their ties in areas such as trade, investment, technology and security so that we can advance and defend freedom and democracy around the world. I will advocate this. Over the next few days,” said the minister.

This is the second meeting of the G-7 foreign ministers this year after a rally in London in May. US diplomacy chief Antony Blinken arrived in Liverpool on Friday, where he met with Liz Truss, as well as environmentalist Annalena Barbock, who has just taken over as head of German diplomacy. After the G7, he will travel to Southeast Asia for a tour aimed at emphasizing the importance of the Indo-Pacific region, at the heart of the United States’ anti-China strategy.

Health Security, Investing in Africa

Due to the health situation, with the recent spread of the Omicron variant in the UK, strict measures will be taken at the museum in Liverpool hosting the event, with delegates having an obligation to submit a PCR test before leaving. ,

Over the weekend, Liz Truss will attend bilateral meetings with her counterparts from the G7 countries and the European Union. South Korea and Australia will attend the meeting as “guests”, while other countries will participate virtually. It will launch an initiative led by the United Kingdom later this week to support better collaboration of investments in Africa’s “most fragile markets”.

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On Sunday, the ministers will hold a plenary session on global health security as well as the Indo-Pacific region. The Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will attend the G7 meeting for the first time, a sign of the region’s growing importance.