As the United States and allied nations grapple with questions about their unity in dealing with Russia’s wartime aggression and China’s growing assertiveness, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken stressed on Tuesday at the close of a meeting of top diplomats in Japan that the countries spoke with one voice on the two pivotal issues.
Mr. Blinken said at a news conference after three days of Group of 7 meetings that the coalition “from the get-go has led the world in galvanizing and sustaining support for Ukraine,” and that its members “stand with Ukraine” as the besieged country prepares for an important counteroffensive against Russia.
On China, Mr. Blinken said the allies “are resolved and united in the need for candid discussions with Beijing about its unfair trade practices” and “its actions that undermine the international rules that all nations benefit from,” as well as pushing back on China’s partnership with Russia.
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