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G-7 Summit Declaration Likely to State Importance of Taiwan

G-7 Summit Declaration Likely to State Importance of Taiwan

   Tokyo, June 8 (Jiji Press)--The top leaders of the Group of Seven major countries will likely underscore the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait in their summit declaration, informed source said Tuesday.
   The leaders of Japan, the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy aim to keep Beijing in check by highlighting their opposition to China's military pressure on Taiwan as did the G-7 foreign ministers in their meeting in May, people familiar with the situation said.
   The Taiwan issue was also mentioned in documents issued after a Japan-U.S. summit in April and a summit of Japanese and European Union leaders in May.
   At the upcoming G-7 summit in Britain, the leaders are also expected to express their concerns over human rights abuses in China's Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region and the situation in Hong Kong and to voice opposition against Beijing's attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea and the South China Sea, according to informed sources.
   They are believed to take up the North Korean issues as well and demand that Pyongyang completely scrap its nuclear program and immediately resolve the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals.

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