UK to ask G7 to create a common front against ‘global aggressors’

This content was published on December 11, 2021 – 00:02

London, Dec 11 (EFE).- British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss chaired a meeting this weekend in Liverpool (northwest England) with her G7 (more developed economies) counterparts, whom she will ask to “come face to face against global aggressor,” he said in a statement.

In the first day of talks this Saturday, Truss will urge his counterparts from France, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan and Canada, plus the European Union, to show “unity” against “evil behavior”, such as “posture”. Russia headed for Ukraine “, specified in the note.

It will also urge them to provide more financing to developing countries to offer alternatives to the economic support offered by China, which puts 44 low- and middle-income countries in debt to Beijing “more than 10% of their domestic product. gross (GDP). ),” added the London ministry.

At the last face-to-face meeting of G7 members during the UK’s annual presidency, participants will also discuss other issues such as “the crises in Burma and Ethiopia and negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.”

On Sunday, several Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries, as well as South Korea and Australia (in person) will participate virtually or in person as guests, as a reflection of the growing importance of the Indo-Pacific region, he explained. notice.

“This weekend, the most influential democracies will take a stand against aggressors who try to undermine freedom and send a clear message that we are a united front,” Truss said before the event.

“I want the G7 countries to deepen our ties in trade, investment, technology and security so that we can defend and promote freedom and democracy in the world,” he added. EFE

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