“We need to be united with like-minded nations to deal with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which undermines the foundation of the international order”
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Germany pledged to work together to support the rules-based international order threatened by Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine while keeping economic sanctions on Moscow — it was announced during a joint press conference in Tokyo.
Ministers agreed that Germany and Japan should further strengthen defense cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, where China is intensifying its maritime assertiveness.
“We need to be united with like-minded nations to deal with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which undermines the foundation of the international order,” Hayashi said.
Baerbock said “19 nations shared” the view at the G-20 gathering that they need to cooperate and comply with common rules to tackle global challenges, but “one country did not go along” with them, referring to Russia.
According to Hayashi, Tokyo and Berlin will support exports of Ukrainian grain, as Ukraine, a major wheat producer, has faced a Russian blockade of Ukrainian Black Sea ports, which has prevented the crops from being shipped to areas such as the Middle East and Africa.