G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting conducted by videoconference


 

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting conducted by videoconference

 

Mar. 28, 2020

Global Korean Post

 

François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated in a G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting by videoconference.

 

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hosted counterparts from Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the U.K. as well as the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

They discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on supply chains and the global economy; developing countries; and the broader geopolitical context.

 

They also stressed the importance of reinforcing their commitment to strengthening the United Nations’ and the World Health Organization’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

 

Minister Champagne led the discussion on Myanmar, where he reiterated the importance of G7 unity and the need for continued commitment to the Rohingya people.

Broader discussions also focused on Afghanistan, China, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Russia, the Sahel and Syria.

 

The G7 is an informal group of like-minded partners that brings together Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.

G7 foreign ministers last met in Dinard, France, in April 2019.

 

Following the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, G7 leaders will hold a summit in June.

 

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