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G-7 meeting concluded

G-7 meeting concluded

  • Recently a meeting of foreign ministers of G7 countries has been held. For the first time in two years, a collective front has been discussed against the aggressor China.
  • The conference also focuses on the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea.

Background:

  • The growing military and economic dominance of China and the desire to increase its influence at home and abroad have led to growing uneasiness in democratic countries.

Key points of the meeting

  • The US has promised “strong cooperation” with Britain to formulate a stricter policy against civil rights in China’s Xinjiang region and Hong Kong. One million Uigars and other Muslims have been imprisoned by China in the Xinjiang region, which Washington has described as an act of genocide.
  • Britain demanded Beijing to comply with its commitments, including the promises made to Hong Kong. Before London handed over its sub-investment Hong Kong to China in 1997, China promised a separate system for Hong Kong.
  • Britain demanded Beijing to comply with its commitments, including promises made to Hong Kong. Before London handed over its colony of Hong Kong to China in 1997, China promised a separate system for Hong Kong.
  • The countries involved in the meeting agreed on the need to find sensible and positive ways to work with China, including climate change, wherever possible.

Group of Seven (G-7)

  • G-7 which was originally founded in 1975 as G- It is an informal platform that brings together the major industrialized countries of the world.
  • The G-7 summit is a forum to gather representatives from the European Union (EU) and the following countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States.
  • The major objective of the G-7 is to discuss and consider international economic issues. From time to time, it works with consent to solve other global problems, besides paying special attention to economic issues.

Conversion of G-7 to G-8

  • Russia was formally inducted as a member of the G-7 group in the year 1998, after which the G-7 group became the G-
  • The deployment of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine in 2014, and the annexation of Crimea by Russian President Vladimir Putin, severely criticized these actions by other G8 nations.
  • These actions of Russia by other nations of the G-8 group resulted in the decision to suspend Russia from the G-8 group, and in 2014 the group again became the G-7.

Source – The Hindu

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