G7 Hiroshima Summit Session 3 “Foreign and Security Policy” (Working Dinner) (Summary)

May 19, 2023
[Provisional translation]

On May 19, the G7 Hiroshima Summit Session 3 “Foreign and Security Policy” was held from 6:55 p.m. for 100 minutes. The overview of the session is as follows.
  1. At the beginning of the session, Prime Minister Kishida stated that any unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force is unacceptable anywhere in the world and that it is essential to show the G7’s strong will to uphold the free and open international order based on the rule of law.
  2. The G7 leaders exchanged views on the situation in the Indo-Pacific region and reaffirmed that the G7 will continue to closely work together in responding to issues related to China as well as North Korea, including nuclear and missile issues and abductions issue.
  3. Regarding nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, Prime Minister Kishida touched upon the meaning of discussing nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation in Hiroshima and stated that maintaining and strengthening the NPT is the only realistic path toward realizing a “world without nuclear weapons”, and reaffirmed the G7’s commitment to a “world without nuclear weapons.”

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