G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
(Overview of the “Ukraine” Session)
On November 8, commencing at 9:45 a.m., Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, hosted the “Ukraine” session, for approximately 80 minutes. The overview of the session is as follows. (Attended by the G7 Foreign Ministers and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.)
- During the session, the Ministers conducted candid discussion regarding the situation in Ukraine including an assessment of the current situation and prospects. At the outset of the session, Minister Kamikawa stated that even as tensions increase in the Middle East, it is important for the G7 to be united in sending a clear message to the international community that our steadfast commitment to supporting Ukraine will never waver.
- Following this, Minister Kamikawa stated that Japan will continue to implement further sanctions against Russia and support for Ukraine. Regarding assistance, she explained that Japan has announced and has been steadily implementing a total of 7.6 billion US dollars to support Ukraine. She also explained that Japan provided 2 autotransformers which benefit many citizens in Kyiv considering the increasing importance of winterization assistance as winter gets more sever. She then referred that mid- to long-term recovery and reconstruction support are also crucial, in which the role of the private sector is specially important, and that Japan is planning to hold the Japan-Ukraine Conference for promotion of Economic Reconstruction at the beginning of next year.
- As a result of the discussion, the G7 Foreign Ministers concurred that (1) the G7 will remain united in its attitude to impose sever sanctions against Russia and provide strong support for Ukraine, even in today’s international situation, (2) the G7 will accelerate efforts for mid- to long-term recovery and reconstruction in the unity of public and private sector, (3) it is necessary to advance the process of Peace Formula together with international partners.