In the G7, partners stand together

United for Ukraine In the G7, partners stand together

“Progress towards an equitable world”. It was under this motto that Germany took over the Presidency of the Group of 7 (G7) at the beginning of the year, not suspecting that only a short time later, on 24 February 2022, Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine would put the global peace order at risk.

Flags of the G7 countries

The German G7 Presidency coordinates a wide range of measures to support Ukraine in close alignment with allies.

Photo: Bundesregierung/Bergmann

This war “must not lead us as the G7 to neglect our responsibilities in the face of global challenges such as the climate crisis and the pandemic,” said Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the Global Solutions Summit in Berlin. “On the contrary: many of the goals we set ourselves at the beginning of the year have become even more pressing as a result of the change in the global situation.”

United in resolve

In terms of unity, the G7 has set a high benchmark in recent weeks. As on 24 March 2022, for example, when meetings of NATO, G7 and European Union leaders took place in Brussels on one day. These meetings show that the broad global alliance for peace and justice stands closer together today than ever before.

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, the German G7 Presidency has coordinated a wide range of measures to support Ukraine in close alignment with its allies. First and foremost, these include comprehensive financial and economic sanctions against Russia as well as ongoing humanitarian and military aid for Kyiv.

Side by side with Ukraine

The G7 leaders have taken the occasion of 8 May 2022 to issue a resolute reaffirmation of their full solidarity with and support for Ukraine. They will also make further commitments to secure a democratic future for Ukraine in peace and prosperity within its internationally recognised borders.

Seventy-seven years after the liberation from fascism and Nazi terror, the G7 and Ukraine stand side by side. What they share is the memory of all those who fought for freedom in the Second World War – and to whom they owe it to continue this fight today: for the people of Ukraine, Europe and the global community.

G7 agenda more urgent than ever

In these difficult times, it has emerged clearly that the G7 is an alliance of strong partners who stand together, guided by shared values, interests and commitments. Partners who are determined to draw on the cohesion they now sense in order to tackle current crises and global challenges.

This is precisely the spirit that accompanies the preparations for the summit meeting between the G7 heads of state and government at Schloss Elmau. As a community of shared values between the leading democracies, the G7 seeks to send out a powerful signal from this summit – in support of progress, prosperity, peace and security.