G7 supports Taiwan

In a joint communiqué issued on May 14 by the foreign ministers of the G7 countries, it said:

“We emphasize the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and encourage the peaceful resolution of problems in the Taiwan Strait. We also support Taiwan’s meaningful participation in World Health Assembly and WHO technical meetings. The international community must be able to benefit from the experience of all partners.”

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 15 welcomed the support to Taiwan provided by the communiqué issued the day before by the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) countries, as well as by the High Representative of the European Union (EU) . These were collected from 12 to 14 May in Weissenhaus, Germany.

This is the second time, after a first mention in 2021, that G7 foreign ministers support Taiwan. This new support comes a few days ahead of the 75th General Health Assembly (AMS), WHO’s decision-making body, to be convened in Geneva from May 22-28.

“Peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait is now a focal point in the region and around the world”said the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Similar statements were made after the G7 leaders summit, the United States-European Union summit, the Japan-Australia 2+2 ministerial talks on foreign and defense affairs, the military meetings between politics and France and Australia in the 2+2 format, the EU-Japan Summit and consultations between the Secretary-General of the European External Action Service, Stefano Sannino, and the Deputy US Secretary of State, Wendy Sherman.

As a responsible Info-Pacific country, Taiwan will continue to work with like-minded partners such as the G7 to deepen cooperation based on shared democratic principles, strengthen the resilience of the comprehensive democratic alliance and ensure regional peace, stability and prosperity as well as post-pandemic health security , the Taiwan ministry added.

on his side, Zhao Lijian, spokesman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: “China on Monday urged the Group of Seven (G7) to stop defaming China and meddling in its internal affairs.”

The statement consists of several articles related to China, including Hong Kong, Xinjiang, human rights, maritime issues, the situation in Ukraine, peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, etc.

“China’s positions on Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Taiwan issues, as well as maritime issues, are consistent and clear”said Zhao Lijian, adding that China has strongly opposed the G7 presidency.

“This nasty G7 statement is full of ridiculous accusations that don’t deserve to be refuted. Completely ignoring China’s solemn stance and objective facts, it brutally meddles in China’s internal affairs, maliciously slanders and denigrates China, and once again exerts pressure on China using pretexts such as the Russia conflict. -Ukraine”, the Chinese diplomacy spokesman said.

China urges G7 to support UN-centered international system, international order based on international lawand the basic standards of international relations based on the goals and principles of the UN Charter, said.

He called on the G7 to respect China’s sovereignty and stop defaming China and meddling in China’s internal affairs in any form.

“We urge the G7 to act in the interest of world peace and development, to stop applying double standards or multiple criteria, to stop sending military aircraft and ships to other countries to flex their muscles. to strain at will, to stop starting color revolutions in other countries, to stop arbitrarily applying illegal sanctions or lengthy jurisdiction, and to stop making up and spreading lies and rumors against China »the spokesman said.

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