G7 foreign ministers urge to fight terrorism and restore Syria

G7 foreign ministers urge to fight terrorism and restore Syria

The foreign ministers of the G7 countries issued a joint statement following the two-day meeting in Hiroshima, one of the main points of which was a call to fight against international terrorism.

"Now we are working on a plan to counter terrorism, which will include concrete measures to enhance the capacity to counter terrorism in the G7 countries and entire international community, this plan will be adopted at the G7 summit in Ise-Shima," TASS cited the statement as saying.

The ministers strongly condemned the terrorist acts committed by such groups as Daesh and Al Qaida and called the fight against terrorism and extremism as main priorities of the international community.

"Scaling down sanctions against Russia depends on the implementation of the Minsk agreements and Russia's respect of the sovereignty of Ukraine," the statement says. 

"Syria is in desperate need of a new government which will represent all the Syrian sides, which is capable of protecting people, fight terrorism and restore Syria," they said.

"We reaffirm our commitment to seeking a safer world for all and to creating the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons,” they said in a written declaration on nuclear disarmament.

"This task is made more complex by the deteriorating security environment in a number of regions, such as Syria and Ukraine, and, in particular by North Korea’s repeated provocations," they underlined.

They also touched upon the problems of the Far East, expressing concern over provocation in the East and South China Seas.