“We condemn, in the strongest terms, Russia’s manifest violation of the Charter of the United Nations and the impact of Russia’s war on the rest of the world,” the leaders of the world’s seven richest economies said.
“We will starve Russia of G7 technology, industrial equipment and services that support its war machine.”
In a warning to third parties, the G7 said it reiterated its call to “immediately cease providing material support to Russia’s aggression, or face severe costs”. In March, the US confirmed that rounds of Chinese ammunition have been used on battlefields in Ukraine, but Beijing has denied it has sent arms to Russia.
China’s Foreign Ministry has criticised the G7 as an attempt to contain China’s rise and accused it of undermining developing nations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for the “brethren in Central Asia” to unite against attempts to divide the China-Central Asia Summit in Xian. Beijing is hosting the summit at the same time as the G7 as it looks to push its vision for an international order less dominated by those gathered in Hiroshima.
Albanese met with Lula da Silva, the leader of one of China’s growing partners, Brazil, on Friday afternoon.
“I want to build a relationship with him. I’ll have an open and frank discussion about the challenges which are facing the region,” he said. “I’d like to see Brazil and other South American countries play a greater role as well as the United States in the Pacific. And that’s one of the things that I’ll be raising with the president.”
The prime minister also met with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Friday as Seoul moves closer towards Japan and the United States under his People Power Party.
Albanese said a time for a rescheduled Quad meeting over the weekend had been confirmed but was not ready to be announced after President Joe Biden last week pulled out of his Australia visit due to the US debt crisis.
“It will be a shortened format, but a lot of the work that has been undertaken with President Biden with Prime Minister Kishida and (Indian) Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi,” he said.
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