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G7 Foreign Ministers Meetings and Statements

The G7/G8 Foreign Ministers have met annually in the fall, since 1984, in New York, around the time of the opening of the UN General Assembly. No documents are released by these meetings. Starting in 1998, the Foreign Ministers have often met about a week prior to the leaders' summit and have also met several times to deal with major issues such as the Kosovo crisis.

November 3-4, 2022
G7 foreign ministers, Münster
G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement, November 4, 2022
Statement by German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock, November 4, 2022
Opening Statement by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock at the G7 Working Session on Russia, November 3, 2022
September 30, 2022
G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on the Illegal Annexation of Sovereign Ukrainian Territory
September 22, 2022
Statement by German foreign minister Anna Baerbock in Her Capacity as Chair of the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting at the High-Level Week of the UN General Assembly
August 10, 2022
Statement of the G7 Foreign Ministers in Support of the IAEA's Efforts to Promote Nuclear Safety and Security at the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine
August 3, 2022
G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Preserving Peace and Stability Across the Taiwan Strait
August 2, 2022
G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Energy Security
July 28, 2022
G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on the Executions by the Military Junta in Myanmar
June 5, 2022
G7 foreign ministers' statement on the Launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile by North Korea
May 12-14, 2022
G7 foreign ministers, Weissenhaus, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Foreign Ministers' Communiqué, May 14, 2022
Statement on Russia's War against Ukraine, May 14, 2022
Commitments on the Global Food Security Consequences of Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine, May 14, 2022
Statement on Strengthening Anticipatory Action in Humanitarian Assistance, May 13, 2022
Statement on Climate, Environment, Peace and Security, May 13, 2022
Action Plan on COVID-19, May 13, 2022
Joint Statement of Foreign Ministers on Increased Restrictions on the Human Rights of Afghan Women and Girls, issued by the foreign ministers of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States, May 12, 2022
April 7, 2022
Statement of the G7 Foreign Ministers on Russia's War of Aggression against Ukraine, Brussels
March 25, 2022
G7 foreign ministers issue statement on the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea
March 17, 2022
G7 Chair's Statement on Today's G7 Call
March 4, 20222
G7 foreign minsters issue statement at meeting in Brussels
February 27, 2022
G7 foreign ministers hold videoconference to discuss Russia and Ukraine, with Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba: Press release
February 22, 2022
G7 foreign ministers hold conference call to discuss Russia and Ukraine: G7 chair's statement
February 19, 2022
G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Russia and Ukraine
December 20, 2021
Joint statement on Hong Kong elections
December 10-12, 2021, Liverpool
G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Russia and Ukraine, December 12, 2021
G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' Meeting Chair's Statements:
  • Chair's Statement, December 12, 2021
  • Chair's Statement on G7-ASEAN, December 12, 2021
  • Infrastructure and Investment Projects [pdf]
  • December 8, 2021
    G7 Principles Supporting a Vision of Improved Global Food Security Monitoring and Analysis
    November 18, 2021
    G7 foreign ministers issue statement on the Belarus migration crisis
    August 19, 2021
    UK issues statement on Afghanistan on behalf of G7 foreign and development ministers
    August 6, 2021
    G7 foreign ministers' statement on MV Mercer Street Attack
    May 27, 2021
    G7 foreign ministers' statement on Belarus
    May 3-5, 2021, London
    2021 G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' Communiqué, May 5, 2021
    Equitable Access and Collaboration: G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' Statement, May 5, 2021
    Declaration on Girls' Education: Recovering from COVID-19 and Unlocking Agenda 2030, May 5, 2021
    Defending Democracy from Foreign Threats and Championing Shared Values, May 5, 2021
    G7 Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Crises Compact, May 5, 2021
    Chair's Statement on Guest Country and ASEAN Participation, May 5, 2021
    News story: UK unites G7 to take action against democratic threats, May 4, 2021
    News story: G7 to boost girls' education and women's employment in recovery from COVID-19 pandemic, May 3, 2021
    Press release announcing foreign and development ministers' meeting, April 20, 2020
    April 12, 2021
    G7 foreign ministers' statement on Ukraine
    April 2, 2021
    G7 foreign ministers' statement on Tigray
    March 18, 2021
    G7 foreign ministers' statement on Ukraine
    March 13, 2021
    Hong Kong: G7 statement on Hong Kong Electoral Changes
    February 23, 2021
    Violence in Myanmar: G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement
    February 3, 2021
    Condemning the Coup in Myanmar: G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement
    January 26, 2021
    G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on the Arrest and Detention of Alexei Navalny
    September 8, 2020
    G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on the Poisoning of Alexei Navalny
    June 17, 2020
    G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Hong Kong
    March 25, 2020, videoconference
    Originally planned as a meeting on March 24-25, 2020, in Pittsburgh, PA: Statement by Morgan Ortagus, March 11, 2020
    Remarks to the media by U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo following the videconference, March 25, 2020
    Statement by UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab, March 25, 2020
    Déclaration de Jean-Yves Le Drian, ministre de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères de la République française, 25 mars 2020
    Readout by Canadian foreign minister François-Philippe Champagne's office, March 25, 2020
    Statement by Josep Borrell, European Union High Representative, March 25, 2020


    Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs report on G7 foreign ministers' videoconference, March 25, 2020 [PDF in Japanese]
    April 5-6, 2019, Dinard and Saint-Malo, France
    G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on the Situation in the West of Libya, April 5
    G7 Foreign Ministers' Communiqué, April 6
    Dinard Declaration on the Cyber Norm Initiative, April 6
    Dinard Declaration on the Partnership for a Comprehensive and Sustainable Strategy to Combat Illicit Trafficking in the Sahel Region, April 6
    Dinard Declaration on Women, Peace and Security, April 6
    2019 G7 Statement on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, April 6
    November 30, 2018
    G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Recent Events near Kerch Strait
    October 23, 2018
    G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on the Announcement of the Death of Jamal Khashoggi
    October 16, 2018
    G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
    July 15, 2018
    G7 Foreign Ministers Statement on MH17
    April 22-23, 2018, Toronto, Canada
    G7 foreign and security ministers
    G7 Foreign Ministers Joint Communiqué, April 23, 2018
     • Promoting Implementation of International Humanitarian Law, April 23, 2018
     • The G7 Women, Peace and Security Partnerships Initative, April 23, 2018
     • Chair's Report of the Meeting of the G7 Ise-Shima Cyber Group, undated
    Joint Statement of Foreign and Security Ministers, April 23, 2018
     • Defending Democracy — Addressing Foreign Threats, April 23, 2018
     • Managing Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Associated Travellers, April 23, 2018
    Statement by Chrystia Freeland, Canadian foreign minister, and Federica Mogherini, EU's High Representative on Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on meeting of women foreign ministers, April 22, 2018
    See also John Kirton: Shocked into Strong Success: Prospects for the 2018 G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, April 22, 2018

    April 16, 2018
    G7 foreign ministers' statement
    April 10-11, 2017, Lucca, Italy
    G7 foreign ministers
    Communiqué, April 11, 2017
    G7 Declaration on Responsible States Behavior in Cyberspace, April 11, 2017
    G7 Statement on Non-proliferation and Disarmament, April 11, 2017
    April 10-11, 2016, Hiroshima
    Official website of the ministerial meeting
    Joint Communiqué, April 11, 2016
    Hiroshima Declaration on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, April 11, 2016
    Statement on Maritime Security, April 11, 2016
    Statement on Non-proliferation and Disarmament, April 11, 2016
    November 25, 2015
    G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
    September 29, 2015, New York
    G7 Outreach Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Chair's Ssummary
    April 14-15, 2015, Lübeck
    G7 foreign ministers' meeting
      - Communiqué, April 15, 2015
      - Declaration on Maritime Security, April 15, 2015
      - G7 Statement on Non-proliferation and Disarmament, April 15, 2015
      - Beyond Ebola: a G7 agenda to help prevent future crises and enhance security in Africa, April 15, 2015
    September 25, 2014
    G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting, New York
      - G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Ukraine, September 25
      - G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Ebola
      - G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement, Joint Action to Fight the Terrorist Organisation ISIL/DAESH
    April 10-11, 2013
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Aylesbury, London, England
      - G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting Statement, April 11, 2013 [Version française]
      - Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, April 11, 2013 [Version française]
      - Comments by William Hague, British Foreign Secretary, April 11, 2013
    William Hague's statement to Parliament on the G8 foreign ministers meeting, April 15, 2013
    Progress report by William Hague, British foreign secretary, March 14, 2013
    April 11-12, 2012
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Washingon DC
    Chair's Statement, April 12
      - Outcomes of Meeting of the Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition
      - Statement by the Deauville Partnership With Arab Countries in Transition on Open International Investment, April 12
      - Chairs' Statement by Jordan and the United States on the April 11-12, 2012 Meeting
         of the Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition: Integration Pillar, April 12
      - Agreed Summary: Initial Meeting on Building a New Trade and Investment Partnership, April 12
    Closing remarks by Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State, April 12
    May 27, 2011
    G8 Foreign Ministers Statement on Sudan [English] [French]
    March 14-15, 2011
    G8 foreign ministers, Paris, France
    Dossier (en français) [PDF]
    Chair's Summary [English] [Français]
    Statement on Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention [English] [Français]
    January 25, 2011
    G8 foreign ministers statement on terrorist attack in Moscow [English] [Français]
    January 12-13, 2011
    Forum for the Future, Doha, Qatar
    January 12, 2011
    G8 foreign ministers statement on terrorist attacks [English] [Français]
    March 29-30, 2010
    G8 foreign ministers, Gatineau, Quebec
      - G8 Foreign Ministers Condemn Moscow Terrorist Attacks, March 29, 2010
      - G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Afghanistan, March 29, 2010
      - G8 Foreign Ministers Announce Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region Prosperity Initiative,
         March 29, 2010
      - G8 Foreign Ministers Statement on Nuclear Non-proliferation, Disarmament and Peaceful
         Uses of Nuclear Energy
    , March 30, 2010
    Other documents:
      - Canadian Chair's Statement, March 30, 2010
      - Statement by Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, March 30, 2010
      - G8 Foreign Ministers Tackle Key Global Peace and Security Challenges
         at Gatineau Meeting
    , March 30, 2010
      - A Safer World for All: The Gatineau G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, statement by
         Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, March 20, 2010
      - Backgrounders (March 29, 2010): Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region Prosperity Initiative |
          Afghanistan and Pakistan | Non-proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament | Security and Vulnerabilities
    November 3, 2009
    G8 foreign ministers statement on the Afghanistan presidential election [HTML] [PDF]
    September 23, 2009
    G8 foreign ministers, New York
    June 25-27, 2009
    G8 foreign ministers, Trieste, Italy
      - Chair's statement, June 26, 2009
      - Statement of G8 Foreign Ministers and the Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan, June 26, 2009
      - Chair Statement on Afghanistan and Regional Dimension, June 27, 2009
    April 25, 2009
    G8 foreign ministers issue statement on Sri Lanka
    August 27, 2008
    G7 Foreign Ministers Statement on Georgia
    June 26-27, 2008
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Kyoto
      - Chair's Statement
      - Statement on Afghanistan, June 26, 2008
      - Statement on Zimbabwe, June 27, 2008
    April 17, 2008
    G8 Foreign Ministers Statement on Zimbabwe [HTML] [PDF]
    September 26, 2007
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, New York
    May 30, 2007
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Potsdam
      - Chair's statement [HTML] [PDF]
      - Joint Statement on the G8 Afghanistan-Pakistan Initiative [HTML] [PDF]
      - Declaration on the Rule of Law [HTML] [PDF]
     - See prospective agenda compiled by the G8 Research Group
    June 29, 2006
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Moscow
      - Chairman's statement
      - Press conference
    See prospective agenda compiled by the G8 Research Group
    September 19, 2005
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, New York
    June 23, 2005
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, London
      - Chair's Statement, June 23, 2005 [English] [Français]
      - Statement on Afghanistan, June 23, 2005 [English] [Français]
    Transcript of Press Conference, June 23, 2005
    Interview of Jack Straw and Abdullah Abdullah of Afghanistan, June 23, 2005
    Interview of Jack Straw and Jim Wolfensohn, June 23, 2005
    May 22-23, 2003
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Paris
    Summary of the G8 Presidency
    September 24, 2004
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, New York
    Chairmen's Statement, September 24, 2004
    Statement by John Snow, U.S. Treasury Secretary, September 24, 2004
    Press availability with Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State, and Mohamed Ben Issa, Moroccan Foreign Minister, on the Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative, September 24
    May 14, 2004
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Washington
    Chair’s Introduction and Press Conference, May 14, 2004 [HTML]
    May 22-23, 2003
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Paris
    Summary of the G8 Presidency
    October 25, 2002
    Statement by G8 Foreign Ministers in Connection with Terrorist Hostage Taking in Moscow
    September 12, 2002
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, New York City
    June 12-13, 2002
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia
      - Canadian Chair's Statement
      - G8 Initiative on Conflict and Development
      - G8 Conflict Prevention: Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration
      - G8 Recommendations on Counter-Terrorism
      - Statement on Afghanistan
      - Progress Report on the Fight Against Terrorism
    Unofficial Notes on the Media Briefing with Bill Graham, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada
    Unofficial Notes on the Joint Press Briefing with the G8 Foreign Ministers
    May 31, 2002
    G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on India and Pakistan
    December 28, 2001
    G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on India and Pakistan
    November 26, 2001
    G8 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Afghanistan
    July 18-19, 2001
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, Rome
      - Conclusions of the meeting of the G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting
      - Attachment 1: Progress on the Miyazaki Initiatives
      - Attachment 2: G8 Roma Initiatives on Conflict Prevention
      - Statement on Middle East
    February 16-17, 2001
    G8 Foreign Affairs Sous-Sherpas Meeting, Rome
    July 12-13, 2000
    G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Miyazaki, Japan
      - Statement of the G8 Foreign Ministers
      - G8 Miyazaki Initiatives for Conflict Prevention
      - Statement of the Meeting between the G8 Foreign Ministers, the Delegation of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Troika, and the Group of 77
    December 16-17, 1999
    G8 Foreign Ministers, Berlin
    Conclusions
    G8 Chairman's Statement
    June 9-10, 1999
    G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Köln, Germany
    Conclusions
    Statement from Joint Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the G8 and the Non-Aligned Movement, "Gürzenich" Cologne, 10 June 1999
    Proposals of the G 8 Presidency in the Light of the Discussions on Civilian Implementation in Kosovo, Gürzenich/Cologne, 10 June 1999
    June 7-8, 1999
    G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Köln, Germany
    Press Conference: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and G8 Foreign Ministers, 8 June,
    May 6, 1999
    G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Bonn, Germany
    Statement by the Chairman
    September 24, 1998
    G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, New York
    June 12, 1998
    G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, London
    G8 Foreign Ministers Communiqué on Indian and Pakistani Nuclear Tests
    Contact Group Joint Statement: Kosovo
    May 9, 1998
    G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, London
    G8 Action Programme on Forests
    May 8-9, 1998
    Joint G8 Foreign and Finance Ministers Meeting, London
    September 1997
    Foreign Ministers, New York
    September 1996
    Foreign Ministers, New York
    November 10-11, 1995
    Foreign Affairs Sous-Sherpas and UN Directors, Ottawa
    October, 1995
    Foreign Ministers, New York
    April 14-15, 1993
    Special Ministerial Meeting of Foreign and Finance Ministers, with the participation of Russia, Tokyo

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