The world faces the cumulation of unprecedented shocks including the pandemic, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the global inflation surge, extreme weather events caused by climate change and rising in geopolitical tensions.
Against this background, the G7 Hiroshima Summit in May demonstrated a high degree of unity. Under Japan’s leadership, the seven democracies, representing 30% of global GDP, and the European Union made progress across an ambitious agenda ranging from strengthening support for Ukraine to boosting economic resilience and security, to showing the developing world that the group was ready to respond to its needs through action on food security, infrastructure, and other global issues, as well as promoting the evolution of the multilateral development banks.
At this round table discussion, to be held under the Chatham House rule, Japan’s G7 and G20 Sherpa, Mr ONO Keiichi, Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, will discuss the achievements of Japan’s G7 Presidency so far and the group’s future ambitions in such areas as the digital economy and AI, regional affairs including Ukraine and China, strengthening economic security, and relations with the G20. Questions for discussion will include:
What does Japan hope the legacy of its Presidency will be?
How is the role of G7 evolving in the face of multiple crises and an increasingly multi-polar world?
What does Japan believe the group should seek to achieve in the coming years?
This event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.