(Liverpool) The G7 foreign ministers met on Saturday and Sunday in Liverpool, in northern England, to demonstrate their solidarity with the “global aggressors” and to discuss specifically Russia’s concerns over their maneuvers along the Ukrainian border.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, according to her ministry, whose country holds the G7 presidency, hopes to present a “united struggle against global aggression” according to her ministry. She urges her G7 opponents to “demonstrate to the United Front against malicious behavior, including Russia’s positions on Ukraine,” and to engage in security and financial support to defend the borders of freedom “in the world.”
For weeks, NATO, the United States and Europeans have accused Russia of plotting to invade Ukraine, which Moscow has denied.
Liz Truss, who replaced Dominic Robb as head of the British embassy in September, warned in his first major foreign policy speech on Wednesday that Russia would make a “strategic mistake” if it attacked Ukraine.
The remarks echoed US President Joe Biden’s remarks the day before that Russia would be subject to “strong sanctions, including economic sanctions” as the military intensifies in Ukraine.
In addition to this sensitive topic, the diplomatic heads of Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom will discuss the ongoing crises with the 1st military coup, especially in Burma.Is February and former civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was recently sentenced to life in prison.
G7 ministers also called on Iran to halt nuclear aggression and return to the Vienna Convention.
“This weekend, the most influential democracies in the world will take a stand against the aggressors who want to undermine freedom and send a clear message that we are providing a united front,” Liz Truss said before the meeting.
“I want the G7 countries to further enhance their relations in areas such as trade, investment, technology and security so that we can defend and advance freedom and democracy around the world. I urge you to do so in the coming days,” he said.
This is the G7 Foreign Ministers’ face-to-face meeting this year after a rally in London in May.
U.S. embassy chief Anthony Blinken arrived in Liverpool on Friday to meet with Liz Truss, as well as environmentalist Annalena Berbck, who heads the German embassy. After G7, he travels to Southeast Asia for a tour to highlight the importance of the Indo-Pacific region as the center of the United States’ anti-China strategy.
Due to health conditions and the recent spread of the Omicron variant in the UK, strict measures are in place at the Museum in Liverpool to host the event, with delegates required to submit a PCR test before leaving. .
Over the weekend, Liz Truss will hold bilateral meetings with his colleagues from the G7 countries and the EU. South Korea and Australia attend the conference as “guests”, while other countries actually participate.
It will also launch an initiative this weekend led by the United Kingdom to better support investment in Africa’s “most fragile markets”.
On Sunday, the minister will hold plenary meetings on global health security as well as the Indo-Pacific region. Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will attend the G7 summit for the first time, signaling the region’s growing importance.