G7 foreign ministers meet to discuss Ukraine war and its impact


BERLIN (AP) — Top diplomats from the G7 wealthy countries gather in northern Germany to discuss the Ukraine war.The three-day meeting, starting on Thursday, will discuss energy and food security, relations with China and climate change.

The Ukrainian foreign minister and neighboring Moldova were invited as guests, who are concerned that they might become the next target for Russia’s attack. Indonesia’s foreign minister, chairing this year’s G20 major economy, plans to engage remotely to discuss the global impact of the war.

The meeting will be held at the Weissenhaus, a Baltic resort located in the northeast of Hamburg. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, host of the G7 summit, recently returned from a visit to Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv.

Foreign ministers from the UK, Canada, France, Italy and Japan will also be present. Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland represents the United States. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is recovering from COVID-19, but is due to travel to Berlin for the weekend NATO foreign ministers meeting.

NATO meetings will also be heard from foreign ministers from Sweden and Finland as the two countries prepare to join the Western military alliance. Amid concerns over a military threat from Russia.

The G-7 meeting at Weissenhaus is conducted in high security with approximately 3,500 police officers on site.

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