Tokyo, 8 November 2023 (TDI): Canadian Minister Melanie Joly planned an official visit to Tokyo with the Group of 7 leaders in order to stop the catastrophic happenings over the land of Gaza. She also scheduled a face-to-face meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Kamikawa Yoko on various issues.

Additionally, Minister Joly participated in sessions with G7 counterparts to discuss the brutal events occurring between Israel and Palestine.

The Group 7 world-leading industrial democracies will express their views on the Russia-Ukraine war and challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

The ministers added that the G7 is “working intensively to prevent this conflict from further escalation in order to stop this war from spreading more widely” and also apply sanctions and other measures.

In such a scenario, the ministers also condemned the rise in extremist violence against Palestinians as unacceptable.” However, lasting peace and compromised security are under threat in the West Bank, they said.

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Amid concerns that the conflict may escalate, the G7 joint statement has urged Iran to avoid supporting Hamas and taking actions that could further destabilize the Middle East.

This includes support for Lebanese Hezbollah and other non-state groups. The G7 also called on Iran to use its influence with these groups to reduce tensions in the region.

This joint statement further stressed that “there is a need for urgent action to address the detrimental humanitarian crises in Gaza. We keep up humanitarian pauses and urgently needed assistance, civilian movement, and the release of hostages by Hamas.”

Additionally, Joly and the Japanese Foreign Minister have discussed their shared concerns on the Gaza situation, where civilians on both sides are stuck in Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas.

In this regard, “the rising China has expanded its capabilities over the Indo-Pacific region. It is an alarming situation for the European allies,” said Joly and Kamikawa Yoko.