April 17, 2023

On April 17, commencing at 12:50 p.m., Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, hosted a working lunch on “cooperation with international partners,” for approximately 70 minutes. The overview of the working lunch is as follows. (Attended by the G7 Foreign Ministers and the Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) (Attending on behalf of the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy).)

  1. At the working lunch, wide-ranging discussions were held on cooperation with international partners. Minister Hayashi stated that enhancing engagement with international partners through the active contributions of the G7 to various global challenges is one of the priorities for Japan as the G7 Presidency, and that, when doing so, it is important to fully consider the individual circumstances of each international partner and, rather than imposing values on them, to demonstrate the significance of a free and open international order based on the rule of law.
  2. Furthermore, the G7 Foreign Ministers shared the view to cooperate closely in responding to the issues of energy and food security facing the world.
  3. In addition, the G7 Foreign Ministers confirmed that they will further strengthen coordination between the G7 and the G20, including cooperation with India, this year’s G20 Presidency.

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