Emergency Meeting of the Leaders of the G7/NATO Member Countries on the Occasion of the G20 Summit

November 16, 2022
[Provisional translation]

In response to reports that a missile had landed in Poland, Prime Minister Kishida attended an emergency meeting of the leaders of the G7 and NATO member countries, hosted by U.S. President Biden, convened on November 16 for approximately 40 minutes, commencing at 8:55 a.m. local time (in Bali, Indonesia, corresponding to November 16, 9:55 a.m. Japan Standard Time).

1. Prime Minister Kishida stated that being informed of the reports that a missile landed in Poland, he is highly concerned and watching the situation carefully. He condemned attacks by Russia in various locations in Ukraine including Kyiv. He expressed his condolences that victims in Poland have resulted from the incident and stated that he is carefully monitoring the progress of the investigation into the incident. In addition, he said that, as he had stated at the G7 Summit and at the NATO Summit Meeting he attended in June, the situation in Ukraine is an issue affecting the foundation of the international order and is inseparable from the security of the Indo-Pacific region. He continued that precisely at times as we are in, he wants the coordination and cooperation among the G7 and NATO members and other like-minded countries to become even closer.

2. The leaders of the G7 and NATO member countries agreed to carefully monitor developments in the investigation into the incident and continue to act in close cooperation.

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