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The leaders of the Group of Seven countries agreed on a final statement after a three-day summit in Carbis Bay.
The G7 document calls for stability in the Taiwan Strait, expresses concern about the situation in the South China and East China Seas, and calls on the PRC to respect the rights of Uighurs in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the autonomy of Hong Kong.
Myanmar’s military, which came to power in a coup, is being urged to stop the violence and release the opposition. The DPRK is required to denuclearize and resume dialogue with the United States.
A separate paragraph of the document is devoted to the coronavirus. The “Seven” calls for a second phase of investigation into the origin of COVID-19. At the same time, the G7 supported the decision to hold the Summer Olympics in Tokyo this summer in the face of a pandemic. The G7, according to the communique, will commit to providing the world with one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines over the next year.
The G7 also reports that it plans to increase to $100 billion in annual funding for the campaign to combat climate change under the Paris Agreement. The leaders of the countries commit to achieving zero CO2 emissions no later than 2050. In addition, the summit participants agreed to start preparing for the introduction of a minimum corporate income tax of 15% at the international level.
Another item is dedicated to Russia. The G7 calls on the Russian Federation to stop “destabilizing behavior”, but at the same time stands for the development of stable relations with the Russian side.
It is also indicated that the countries of the “Seven” have agreed to cooperate to bring to justice those involved in the forced landing of the Ryanair flight in Minsk.
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