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G7 endorses global infrastructure plan to rival China’s Belt and Road | Source: TRT World

Italian PM Draghi, US President Biden, French President Macron and President European Commission von der Leyen speak, during the G7 Summit, in Cornwall, England, June 11, 2021. 

G7 leaders, who are meeting in England, have adopted a rival plan to oppose China’s Belt and Road Initiative by helping build infrastructure in poorer nations in a “values-driven, high-standard and transparent” partnership. The adoption of the US-inspired “Build Back Better World” (B3W) project came after President Joe Biden and leaders met to address “strategic competition with China “.

Source: TRT World


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G7 set to launch green alternative to China’s Belt and Road | Source: Al Jazeera

The G7 is expected to launch a ‘Clean Green Initiative’ to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative when leaders meet at a summit next week in UK. The strategy would provide a framework to support sustainable development and the green transition in developing countries. Germany, France and Italy are keen for it to support activities in Africa, while the U.S. is pushing for action in Latin America and Asia. Japan argues for more focus on the Indo-Pacific region.

Source: Al Jazeera


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UNITED STATES:

  • The US have called -in the Group of Seven meeting in London- for a revitalised and broadened alliance of G7 nations determined to defend from the threats posed by the autocracies of China and Russia. The agenda includes the ongoing conflict in Myanmar, the Tigray crisis in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Syria.

SOURCES: CGTN THE LEVANT NEWS


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CRIMEA:

  • The Group of Seven major industrialized countries issued a strong condemnation of what it called Russia’s ongoing “occupation” of the Crimea, seven years after Moscow annexed the peninsula from Ukraine. They call on the Russian Federation “to stop fueling the conflict by providing financial and military support to the armed formations it backs in eastern Ukraine. The seven countries said. “Russia’s attempts to legitimize it are not, and will not, be recognized.”

SOURCE: ABC NEWS


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MYANMAR:

  • The G7 Foreign Ministers and the High Representative of the European Union condemns coup in Myanmar. Meanwhile, China and Russia block UN Security Council condemnation of Myanmar coup. China, backed by Russia, shielded Myanmar from any significant council action after a 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine State sent more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing into Bangladesh, where they are still stranded.

SOURCES: RNZFRANCE 24


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