Germany: G7 foreign ministers meeting in London – view

“We have a lot to do there, we left it behind for far too long,” said Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) on Monday evening at the start of the meeting in the British capital. Further topics will be the conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, Myanmar and Afghanistan. On the sidelines of the deliberations, Maas will meet with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken for a one-on-one meeting.

It is the first face-to-face meeting of the foreign ministers of seven leading western industrialized countries in two years. In addition to hosts Great Britain and Germany, the group includes the USA, France, Italy, Canada and Japan. South Korea, Australia, India and South Africa have also been invited to the talks in London. The British Presidency wants to make the G7 even more of a central forum for the great democracies.