Monday, May 10

Reunion in London for the heads of G7 diplomacy

Reunion for the heads of diplomacy of the seven major world economic powers. After a two-year hiatus following the pandemic, G7 foreign ministers are meeting for two days in London.

There is no shortage of geopolitical disputes: China, Burma, Syria, Iran will be on the agenda, among others.

They must also mention the violence in Ethiopia, “Iran and North Korea, Somalia, the Sahel and the Balkans, as many”pressing geopolitical issues that undermine democracy, freedoms and human rights“, according to London.

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, host of the summit, notably spoke to the press about the Chinese dossier, the subject of the first meeting: “there are areas in which we need to be very clear, whether it is protecting economic interests or defending the international rules-based system, such as those of the UN Convention on Maritime Navigation or the human rights. China must live up to its responsibilities as an important member of the international community. “

“What we are trying to do is uphold the rules-based international order, in which our countries have invested so much in recent decades (…) not just for the sake of our own citizens, but also peoples around the world, including China, “commented US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

In addition to the United Kingdom, are present in the G7 club, Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy and Japan. Representatives of the European Union will also join the discussions. All, of course, under strict health precautions.

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