September 18, 2023
A group photo of Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries and EU High Representative

On September 18, during her visit to New York to attend the UN General Assembly, Ms. Kamikawa Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, hosted the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting for approximately 110 minutes from 8:20 p.m. (local time). The overview of the meeting is as follows (Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries and EU High Representative attended).

  1. The discussion at the meeting focused on the situation in Ukraine. The G7 Foreign Ministers reaffirmed their coordination on their resolute responses to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and their support to Ukraine as well as their responses to food and energy security. Also, they exchanged their views on the regional situation, including China and the Indo-Pacific.
  2. Minister Kamikawa appreciated understanding and positive messaging of the G7 members on the discharge of ALPS treated water into the sea, and the G7 members welcomed Japan’s efforts. The G7 Foreign Ministers agreed that they would continue their close cooperation.
  3. Also, Minister Kamikawa announced that an in-person G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will be held from November 7 to 8 in Tokyo.

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