Rishi Sunak said that China is “the greatest challenge” for global security at the G7 summit.
The Prime Minister said that he discussed the issue with China, and would take steps to protect against “hostile investments.”
He said: “China is the greatest threat to our time’s global security and prosperity. They are becoming increasingly authoritarian in their own country and assertive overseas.”
It is not about decoupling, but de-risking.
Mr Sunak added: “We’ll work together, as the G7 countries and other countries to make sure we can derisk ourselves and the vulnerabilities of supply chains we have seen in China. We will take the necessary steps to protect ourselves from hostile investment and so do it without causing each other harm.”
On Saturday, leaders from around the world urged China also to exert pressure on Russia in order to stop its war against Ukraine.
In a statement released jointly, the G7 leaders stressed that they didn’t want to hurt China and sought “constructive relations” with Beijing.
The statement said: “We urge China to pressure Russia to end its military aggression, and to withdraw its troops unconditionally and completely from Ukraine immediately.”
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The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also attended the three-day meeting and huddled up with his most important supporters, hoping to give his country’s fight against Russia a boost.
Mr Zelenskyy met with G7 leaders twice on Sunday. The first was with G7 and the second, with a group of invited guests including India, South Korea, and Brazil.
The Ukrainian President also had one-to-one discussions with US president Joe Biden.
Mr Biden authorized Western allies in Ukraine to receive advanced F-16 fighter aircraft.
Jake Sullivan, White House National Security Advisor, said at the summit: “As training takes place in the months to come, we will work closely with our allies on determining when the planes will arrive, who will deliver them, and how much.”
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The US President continued to show his support for the nation, announcing a new package of military aid.
Biden stated, “We are not leaving Ukraine behind and will never leave Ukraine.”
Mr Sunak reiterated his support for Ukraine, saying “We will stand by Ukraine.”
He said: “We’ll stand by Ukraine for as long as we need to because their security, is our security.”
“We’ve made a real break through at this summit thanks to President Biden’s support of an international coalition that will provide F-16 jets.
Any peace agreement must be on Ukraine’s terms.
M. Sunak announced that training pilots for F-16s would begin this summer.