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G7 to condemn military cooperation between Russia and the DPRK

Apr 17, 2024

The foreign ministers of the G7 countries intend to condemn the expansion of military cooperation between Russia and North Korea in the strongest possible terms at their meeting this week.

This was reported by Kyodo.


The unnamed source quoted a draft communique to be published on the last day of the three-day talks on the Italian island of Capri.

The meeting of the G7 foreign ministers is taking place amid concerns that North Korea's alleged arms shipments to Russia in violation of UN Security Council resolutions could help Russian forces in their protracted war in Ukraine.

According to the source, in the communiqué, the ministers will demand an immediate halt to the export of ballistic missiles from the DPRK to Russia, while reaffirming their "firm support" for Ukraine.

The G7 countries are expected to reaffirm their commitment to strengthening Ukraine's cyber defenses, with ministers emphasizing that new technologies, including artificial intelligence, can be used as a "tool" to undermine democracy, the source said.

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will attend the upcoming G7 meeting chaired by Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani. According to the source, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is expected to attend the meeting, too.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 17/04/2024

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