Russian President Vladimir Putin presides over a military parade in Moscow’s Red Square on June 24, 2020, marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II.
The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7) developed countries will meet in London on Tuesday to discuss the world’s most important geopolitical challenges, including Russia and China.
The UK G-7 is hosting the first face-to-face meeting of ministers of coronavirus (or pandemic) nationwide (or (pandemic disease)) since the onset of the epidemic, and the group’s first meeting of foreign ministers since 2019.
The UK has “threatened to undermine democracy, freedom and human rights,” geopolitical issues will be on the agenda on Tuesday, including “relations with Russia, China and Iran, as well as the crisis in Myanmar, violence in Ethiopia and the ongoing war in Syria,” the government said in a statement.
Russia’s “ongoing malpractice initiative” is high on the UK agenda, including the deployment of troops on the Ukrainian border, the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the situation in Belarus.
On Monday, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. At the press conference, he reiterated his shared commitment to “protecting our common values and maintaining transatlantic unity while responding to direct threats,” Blinken said.
The talks will take place ahead of a major G7 summit in Cornwall in early June. G-7 leaders will be in attendance, including US President Joe Biden. He will be on a foreign tour after taking office.
The G7 is an alliance of the world’s most industrialized nations: the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. The EU participates in all discussions as guests.
After a day-long discussion on Tuesday, the foreign ministers will discuss dinner with guests from Australia, India, South Korea, South Africa and Brunei, the current chair of ASEAN.
201 Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine has strained diplomatic relations with Russia in the G-7, leading to the suspension of Russia from the then Group of Eight (G-8) and the imposition of international sanctions on Russia.
Subsequently, Russia’s interference in the US election in 2001, a nerve agent attack in the UK in 2011, cyberattacks on US government and corporate networks, and alleged interference in the 2020 election led to further sanctions. The Russian government has repeatedly denied the allegations.
Meanwhile, relations between the West and China have been strained since the death of former US President Donald Trump, yet questions remain about the future of international trade.
International relations with Iran are also under discussion after the Biden administration said it was willing to discuss with the Islamic Republic a possible revival of the nuclear deal reached in 201 nuclear. Trump withdrew the U.S. from the deal in 2018.
The UK currently holds the rotating presidency of the G-7, and Foreign Secretary Raab commented that the UK presidency is an opportunity to unite free, democratic organizations and show solidarity at a time when there is a need to meet the challenges together and face growing threats. “
The talks on Tuesday will also discuss tensions and growing conflicts in other parts of the world, including the Myanmar government. Britain has said the G-7 countries will be called upon to crack down on military juntas, including increasing targeted sanctions on those linked to the junta; Support for arms embargo; And increased humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable in the country.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken (L) and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab (R) were walking down Downing Street in London, United Kingdom on 03 May 2021.
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The situation in Libya and the ongoing war in Syria are also on the agenda. On Tuesday afternoon, the group will discuss the situation in Ethiopia as well as Somalia, the Sahel and the Western Balkans.
Meetings in London are taking place as developing nations gradually resume individual diplomacy after a break from a pandemic (social pandemic) illness; The last meeting of the G7 foreign ministers took place in April 201 in Dinard and Saint-Malo, France.
Britain said Tuesday’s meeting was an important opportunity to revive individual diplomacy and would consider, in addition to geopolitical issues, “establishing a shared vision in the world’s leading democracies on global access and agreeing hard on global girls’ education goals”. Targets on climate finance and new measures to prevent drought and food insecurity. “
The talks will take place in London ahead of the G-7 summit at Cornwall on June 11-11. There, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will bring together leaders from member countries, the EU and guest countries.
There are covid-safe measures for discussion in London that include daily coronavirus testing. All domestic social remote guidelines will be implemented, the UK said.
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