G7 Hiroshima Summit 2023: IOG submitted ‘Nine Check Items for the G7 Summit’ to Japanese government

The Institute for Geoeconomics (Director: Kazuto Suzuki) submitted “Nine Check Items for the G7 Summit Highlighted by the Institute of Geoeconomics” to the Economic Security Policy Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 11th and the International Public Relations Office of the Cabinet Office on May 13th, in preparation for the G7 Hiroshima Summit 2023.

The submission included principles for economic security, such as ” Economic security measures shall be consistent with the “rules-based international order” (Item 1) and ” Establishing “trusted networks of supply chains” shall be the aim among the G7 members for improving supply chain resilience.” (Item 2).

On May 2nd, the Institute of Geoeconomics invited think tanks, research institutions of universities, and personnel of embassies in Tokyo from G7 and the EU to an online meeting, and received feedback from attendees. The following think tanks and university research institutions participated in the online meeting:

・United States: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
・Canada: Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
・Netherlands: Institute of International Relations Clingendael
・Germany: Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
・France: Montaigne Institute

Furthermore, some of the comments received in the online meeting pointed out that there is currently no unified interpretation of economic security among G7 countries, and there are differences in their views on WTO rules, which is a challenge. Therefore, some attendees suggested that it is necessary to concretize the concept of economic security and reach a consensus among G7 countries in the future. The Institute for Geoeconomics will also be mindful of these points.

As a Japanese think tank, the Institute for Geoeconomics will continue to collaborate with overseas think tanks and lead activities while making policy recommendations.

Nine Check Items for the G7 Summit Highlighted by the Institute of Geoeconomics

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