[Epoch Times News on May 4, 2021](Reported by Epoch Times reporter Lin Zirong) The G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is currently being held in London, England. The meeting will last for three days from May 3 to May 5. Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi met with British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab (Dominic Raab) on the 3rd, and the two countries held bilateral talks.
On May 3, Raab and Tosumi Motegi held bilateral talks in Chevening, England. Both sides reiterated that in response to China’s (CCP) expansion in the East China Sea and South China Sea, Britain and Japan will strengthen cooperation to promote freedom and openness in the Indo-Pacific region.
The two foreign ministers expressed “serious concern” about China’s unilateral attempts to change the status quo of regional waters. For example, the CCP’s Maritime Police Law allows its maritime police vessels to open fire on foreign ships when they believe they have violated their territory.
Toshimitsu Motegi also welcomed the UK’s formal proposal in February to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
In addition, they also expressed their solemn concern over the human rights of Xinjiang Uyghur Muslims that have been violated by the CCP and the situation in Hong Kong.