The G7 states announced a broader effort to actively engage in dialogue with China on arms control issues.
“We applaud the efforts of the G7 Nuclear Powers to promote effective measures that are critical to progress on disarmament under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and stress that all nuclear-weapon States have an obligation to participate positively and in good faith in this regard,” – says a document published on the website of the German Foreign Ministry.
The joint statement also declares the intention to strengthen control over the non-proliferation of materials, technologies and research that can be used to develop weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.
Earlier, German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock said that the G7 countries refused to recognize changes in Ukraine’s borders. The G7 foreign ministers stressed that they were ready to accept new restrictions against Russia, its representatives and institutions, and also called on China not to help Russia circumvent sanctions. In addition, it is noted that the situation in Ukraine has worsened the prospects for the development of the global economy.