Japanese Foreign Minister calls for “solidarity approach” towards Russia

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi at the second meeting of the G7 foreign ministers invited the club members to develop a “solidarity approach” to Russia, the Kyodo news agency reported.

Japanese Foreign Minister calls for "solidarity approach" towards Russia

Britain called Russia’s actions near the Ukrainian border “disastrous”, to which Motegi suggested working out a unified approach to this issue.

The Japanese minister also said that China’s attempts to change the status quo in the East China and South China Seas, as well as in connection with the situation around Taiwan and the human rights problem in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Prefecture “are of serious concern”.

The G7 foreign and development ministers are holding a May 3-5 meeting in London in preparation for the June summit of the G7 leaders. In addition to the G7 ministers, the meeting is attended by invited guests – representatives of India, Australia, South Korea, South Africa and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

In the West, there are often statements about the “Russian threat” that are not supported by evidence. Moscow indicated that the country was not going to attack anyone. At the same time, NATO uses such speculation as an excuse to place more military equipment near Russian borders.

According to Vladimir Putin, accusations of aggression against Moscow are “an invention of those who want to profit from their role as a vanguard in the fight against Russia, to receive some bonuses and preferences for this”.

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