The Strategist

G7 Foreign Ministers are preparing joint statement on Hong Kong

06/11/2020 - 10:40

The G7 Foreign Ministers will soon make a joint statement on Hong Kong, reports NHK.

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The channel’s sources in the Japanese government said that Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and French Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a telephone conversation that G7 Foreign Ministers would make such a statement.

It is noted that in ambassadors of the G7 countries express concern over China’s decision to introduce a law on national security in Hong Kong and urge Beijing to continue to follow the principle of "one country, two systems."

Earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that the country wants to take on the leadership role for the G7 countries to adopt a joint statement on Hong Kong.

At a session of the All-China People’s Representative Meeting in May, a resolution was passed obliging the NPC Standing Committee to draft a Hong Kong national security law.

This provoked a backlash in the West, and US President Donald Trump said that Washington would begin to strip Hong Kong of its privileged status, since it had ceased to be an isolated component of the PRC, threatening Beijing with "tough measures."