After a two-year absence from face-to-face meetings and teleconferences through diplomacy, UK Foreign Secretary Dominique Raab welcomed his counterparts from the world’s largest developed economies. At the Lancaster House Government Building in London G7 foreign ministers (UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, USA) will discuss, among other things, how to balance international balances in the face of “growing threats” coming mainly from Russia and China.
THE Dominic Raab, leading the discussions, will raise other major international issues such as the post-coup crisis in Myanmar, the escalation of Russian troops on the eastern border, and even the protection of women’s rights in developing countries, with the commitment to invest almost 11 11 billion for this purpose.
Western defense against propaganda and misinformation
It is characteristic that yesterday, Monday, after the first meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom and the United States, Anthony Blinken He blamed China for “internal repression and aggression abroad, which undermines international standards”, and said in a statement that it had expressed concern in recent months about Russia and China ‘s lurking strategic cooperation.
Dominique Raab, for his part, said London fully agreed with Washington and spoke of creating a common defense mechanism against Western propaganda and misinformation, which is expected to be widely discussed today.
As per the security officials of Britain, America and Europe, China and Russia are trying to create a climate of distrust in the West either by spreading false news during elections or even by hiding the truth about the pandemic.
At the three-day conference, the United Kingdom has invited Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa as organizers, with the aim of building closer ties in the Indo-Pacific region.
Investment agreement between Great Britain and India
The foreign ministers’ talks “pave the way” for the upcoming meeting of the G7 prime ministers next month in Cornwall, on June 11-13. The conference comes amid criticism from the United Kingdom, following its decision to cut its offer of international aid, spending 0.5% of the country’s GDP from 0.7% previously, which amounts to 4 billion pounds.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a 1 1 billion investment deal with India, mainly in technology and medicine, which is expected to create more than 6,000 jobs in the UK.
Downing Street said the new partnership marks the start of further free trade talks between the two countries in the autumn. In fact, the government’s goal is to double the value of trade between the two countries, which currently stands at about 23 billion pounds a year.
source: Deutsche Welle