G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US, as well as the EU high representative called on Russia to unblock Ukrainian Black Sea ports for food exports.
"The G7 foreign ministers called on Moscow to stop the attacks and threatening actions and to unblock Ukraine's Black Sea ports for food exports. They expressed their support for UN efforts to urgently open the Black Sea route for grain and the European Commission Action Plan for EU-Ukraine solidarity routes for transporting grain by road, rail and barge to world markets, to which the G7 countries are actively contributing," the German Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued Friday.
The ministers reiterated in the strongest terms their condemnation of Russia's ongoing war of aggression against Ukraine. They also rejected Russia's false narrative and misinformation about the sanctions. The statement stressed that all G7 sanctions include exemptions to allow Russian food and agricultural products to enter world markets.
"G7 foreign ministers reiterated their unwavering support for Ukraine, including military and defense assistance as long as necessary. They pledged humanitarian, recovery and stabilization support for Ukraine, as well as to increase the resilience of neighboring countries, especially the Republic of Moldova, which has been particularly affected by the influx of Ukrainian refugees," the G7 ministers said in a statement.
They also welcomed the European Council's decision to grant candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova and to grant Georgia "EU perspective" status with a defined path to candidate status.