ontario news watch
Other Categories

G7 leaders’ communiqué to mention foreign interference, Canadian official says

HIROSHIMA, Japan — A senior Canadian government official says the G7 leaders’ communiqué at the summit in Hiroshima, Japan, will make mention of foreign interference, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the issue of Chinese foreign interference to other leaders.

The official gave the information during a briefing with the media, and is not being named because they are not authorized to discuss the details publicly.

G7 countries are expected to release the communiqué for the summit today, as leaders anticipate the arrival of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Sunday.

The document is typically released on the final day of the summit and outlines the countries’ shared priorities.

However, the G7 summit’s schedule was adjusted to accommodate the in-person appearance by Zelenskyy.

His appearance comes after G7 nations all announced new sanctions on Russia Friday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 20, 2023. 

The Canadian Press