The situation in Ukraine, the crisis in Myanmar (formerly Burma) or Iran’s nuclear program will be some of the main topics at the G7 foreign ministers meeting to be held this weekend in Liverpool, UK.
The conflict in Ethiopia and joint strategies towards expanding the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus will also be discussed by the diplomatic chiefs of the world’s richest countries (US, Canada, Germany, France and Italy). , Japan and the United Kingdom, along with a representative of the European Union), after being greeted by Britain’s head of diplomacy and host of the meeting, Liz Truss, who took office in September.
In an earlier statement, the State Department defined the meeting as “evidence of unity against global aggressors” and noted that Truss would urge participants to form a “united front” against “evil behaviour,” including Russia’s attitude toward Ukraine, and to seek economic support. and security forces in defense of “the frontiers of freedom” around the world.
Referring to the ongoing talks on Iran’s nuclear programme, the British government hopes the G7 leaders will urge Iran to “end its nuclear escalation” and seize this “opportunity” to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the technical name for the nuclear agreement).
This meeting will be the last to be organized under the British presidency, which in January handed over the leadership of the club of richer countries to Germany, which was sworn in last Wednesday to form a new government.
The situation in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of Western forces and tension in the Western Balkans will also be on the table in the Liverpool meeting.
Among the goals of combating the novel coronavirus epidemic, the heads of diplomacy must stress the need to fulfill the commitment to provide one billion doses of vaccines against the Covid virus, as agreed upon at the meeting of the Group of Seven leaders at the summit last June in Carbis Bay (southwest). England).
Investments in sustainable infrastructure in developing countries will be another point under consideration.
On Sunday, representatives of Asian countries will participate in the meeting, through videoconferencing, who will discuss the global challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and the political and economic situation in the Indo-Pacific region.
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