G7 + Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Ukraine Energy Sector Support
March 11, 2023
On March 10, commencing at 10:00 p.m. for approximately an hour, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Honourable Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America co-hosted the online G7+ Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Ukraine Energy Sector Support. In addition to G7 countries, Ukrainian Foreign Minister, other foreign ministers of like-minded countries in Europe, and international organizations participated in this meeting.
- In this meeting, the G7+ partners discussed on the issue of maintaining and restoring energy infrastructure, shared information on each country’s vision of future assistance, and confirmed their commitment to continuously provide Ukraine with necessary assistance in the energy sector.
- Minister Hayashi explained the hosting of G7 Foreign Ministers’meeting in Munich last month and expressed his respect for the efforts of the Ukrainian Government and its people to overcome the harsh winter despite repeated Russian attacks on energy infrastructure. He also explained that Japan intends to provide about 10 autotransformers and 140 units of power-related equipment and stated that Japan will contribute to further enhancing energy system in Ukraine for mid- to long-term.
- Minister Hayashi further mentioned that as the G7 presidency, Japan would like to continue to promote support from the international community for the Ukrainian energy sector.