Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, today took part in the G7+ Foreign Ministers’ Videoconference Meeting on Ukraine Energy Sector Support.
The meeting focused on Ukraine’s energy needs and the concrete actions to be implemented by the G7+ countries, in light of the new Russian attacks on the country’s energy infrastructure and in view of the approaching winter season.
“Continued coordination action by the G7+ is essential to support Kyiv in repairing, rebuilding and protecting its transmission network and energy production facilities”, – Tajani commented on the sidelines of the meeting, adding that “the Italian Government is ready to support Ukraine’s energy infrastructure with multiple initiatives and will continue to pay close attention to Ukraine and its reconstruction both in 2024 during the Italian G7 Presidency and in 2025 when Italy will host the Ukraine Recovery Conference”.
The meeting, chaired by US Secretary of State Blinken and Japan’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii (acting as G7 presidency), was attended not only by the G7 foreign ministers, but also by the foreign ministers of the Central and Eastern European countries particularly involved in the Ukraine dossier, the High Representative of the European Union and representatives of the UNDP and the European Energy Community.
The videoconference confirmed the excellent coordination between the G7+ partners in their firm support for Ukraine in the different areas affected and in the concurrent pressure on Moscow with the aim of creating the conditions for a negotiating process towards a comprehensive, just and lasting peace, to be pursued also through dialogue with the main global players.