G7: Foreign Ministers Discuss ‘Rising Threats’ Against Democracy

G7 Foreign Ministers are discussing geopolitical threats that undermine “democracy, freedoms, and human rights” in London on Tuesday during their first meeting since 2019. “This includes relations with Russia, China, and Iran, as well as the crisis in Myanmar, the violence in Ethiopia, and the ongoing war in Syria,” the UK’s Foreign Office said in a statement. Burma, also known as Myanmar, has been controlled by the military since a coup on Feb. 1, when civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was detained in an early morning raid. The UK’s Foreign Office said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who’s hosting the summit, was expected to urge G7 nations to “take stronger action against the military junta” including sanctions, arms embargoes, and to increase humanitarian assistance. Other discussions will include the situations in Libya, Syria, Ethiopia, Somalia, the Sahel, Western Balkans, and Russia’s “ongoing malign activity including through the build-up of troops …
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