Five G7 members have issued a joint statement in support of Israel following the devastating attacks by Hamas from Gaza. But Japan and Canada have not signed the statement.
According to Arab News, this statement was issue by French President Emmanuel McEwan. German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. British Prime Minister Rishi Sink, and US President Joe Biden.
The five G7 leaders express their “strong and united support” for the State of Israel and condemn the “horrific acts of terrorism” by Hamas.When asked by Arab News why Japan did not sign the document, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said that ‘Japan, as the head country of the Group of Seven, is closely cooperating with member countries and achieving peace. is engaged in discussions with each country for It seems that the joint statement was issued to reflect the diverse viewpoints and positions of each G7 member on the matter.
He said that Japan’s non-participation in the statement can be attribute to its desire to maintain flexibility in its approach. Japan is playing a behind-the-scenes role in influencing and mediating both Palestine and Israel. And is commit to taking steps to reduce tensions. Contribute to a peaceful resolution of the situation. The five leaders’ statement emphasised that they recognise the ‘legitimate demands’ of the Palestinian people. And that Hamas does not represent these aspirations.