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Motegi attends G7 Foreign Ministers Online Conference

Japan's Motegi is seen attending from an unspecified location in Amman the online G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting on the situation in Afghanistan. (Courtesy of MOFA).
Japan's Motegi is seen attending from an unspecified location in Amman the online G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting on the situation in Afghanistan. (Courtesy of MOFA).
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20 Aug 2021 01:08:46 GMT9
20 Aug 2021 01:08:46 GMT9
  • Japan’s Foreign Minister says “the safe evacuation of people wishing to leave Afghanistan is the most urgent issue”

Arab News Japan

TOKYO: Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu, while visiting Jordan today (August 19), attended the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on the situation in Afghanistan for about 90 minutes (at 21:30 Japan time.)

According to the foreign ministry in Tokyo, EU High Representatives for Foreign Affairs and Security also attended the conference that started with the UK foreign minister Dominic Raab explaining the UK’s position on the situation in Afghanistan.

“The G7 Foreign Ministers frankly discussed the current situation in Afghanistan, the evacuation of people who wish to leave Afghanistan, humanitarian assistance, human rights, counter-terrorism issues, and prospects,” the ministry said.

Minister Motegi said the safe evacuation of people wishing to leave Afghanistan is the most urgent issue to avoid the humanitarian crisis and ensure the safety of humanitarian personnel in Afghanistan.

The Japanese foreign ministry pointed out that it is important to secure freedom of access and activities and that it is important to cooperate with a wide range of countries, including neighboring countries, from the viewpoint of regional stability and counter-terrorism measures.

The participants confirmed that the G7 will continue to work closely together.

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