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G7 + Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Ukraine Energy Sector Support

January 25, 2023
Foreign Minister Hayashi paticipants on G7 + Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in an online format
Foreign Minister Hayashi makes remark about Japan's policy on Ukraine energy sector support

On January 24, commencing at 22:00 (JST) for approximately one hour and 15 minutes, Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa co-hosted the G7+ Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Ukraine Energy Sector Support with the Honorable Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America in an online format. In addition to G7 countries, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba, foreign ministers of like-minded countries in Europe, and leaders of international organizations participated in this meeting. The participants expressed their appreciation for the Japan-US initiatives in timely convening this meeting.

  1. In this meeting, the G7+ partners discussed the urgent issue of maintaining and restoring energy infrastructure, shared information on the efforts of each country, and confirmed their commitment to provide necessary assistance to Ukraine, including further winterization assistance.
  2. Minister Hayashi reiterated his strong condemnation of Russia's deliberate attacks of energy infrastructure, which directly affect the livelihood of citizens. He also stated that Japan has been providing 300 generators and 83,500 solar lanterns as an emergency response to the electricity shortage in Ukraine, and is considering additional provision of more generators.
  3. In addition , Minister Hayashi mentioned that as the G7 presidency, Japan would like to promote support for Ukraine ever more emphatically, such as winterization assistance including in the area of electricity.Minister Kuleba conveyed his gratitude for Japan, as the G7 presidency, to address the issue of the energy sector support in Ukraine as one of the main agendas of G7.

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