“Pressure Russia to stop the war in Ukraine”, the G7 countries are addressing China squarely; Dragon warned against Taiwan
Hiroshima. The G-7 group on Saturday urged China to pressure its strategic partner Russia to end its war on Ukraine. The G-7 is a group of countries comprising the world’s seven largest developed economies. This includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and America.
The G-7 leaders said in a joint statement released on Saturday that they do not want to harm China and want a “constructive and stable relationship” with China, “to communicate openly with China and express concerns directly.” . He said: “We call on China to put pressure on Russia to stop its military offensive and immediately and unconditionally withdraw all its troops from Ukraine.”
“We encourage China to support a comprehensive, just and lasting peace based on territorial integrity and the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter, including through direct dialogue with Ukraine,” he said. communicated.
According to the statement, the leaders called for working together on challenges such as climate change, biodiversity, global health issues and economic stability. The group said that given China’s global role and economic size, cooperation with it was necessary.
G-7 leaders expressed “serious concern” over the situation in the East and South China Seas. China is expanding its military presence in the East and South China Seas and threatening to use force to establish control of self-governing Taiwan. He called for a “peaceful solution” to China’s claim to Taiwan.
The statement said, “China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea have no legal basis and we oppose China’s militarization activities in the region.” G-7 countries have expressed concern about human rights in China, including Tibet, Hong Kong and the far western region of Xinjiang. He says, “Our policy approach is not to harm China, or thwart China’s economic progress and development.”
Chinese officials have reacted to various G-7 statements regarding economic pressure and other issues, accusing the United States and other members of making unethical statements. In an editorial by China’s official ‘Xinhua’ news agency, such allegations were called false. He says America has been ahead in terms of coercion and exploitation. The G-7 leaders’ statement was released on the second day of the three-day summit. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Hiroshima on Saturday to attend the meeting.
Tags: China, G7, Russia, Ukraine
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