(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) TOKYO, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Foreign Ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7) and key partners on Tuesday confirmed their commitment to provide necessary support to Ukraine's energy sector, including further winterization assistance, Japan's Foreign Ministry said.
At an online meeting on support of Ukraine's energy sector, which was co-hosted by Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, G-7 ministers discussed the urgent issue of maintaining and restoring energy infrastructure in Ukraine and shared information on the efforts of each country, according to a statement issued from the ministry.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and foreign affairs chiefs of like-minded countries in Europe, and leaders of international organizations also participated in the gathering, it said.
Hayashi reiterated his strong condemnation of Russia's deliberate attacks of energy infrastructure, which directly affect the livelihood of citizens. The minister also said Japan has been providing 300 generators and 83,500 solar lanterns as an emergency response to the electricity shortage in Ukraine, and is considering additional provision of more generators.
In addition, as the G-7 presidency, Hayashi stressed Japan's intention to promote support for Ukraine ever more emphatically, such as winterization assistance including in the area of electricity. (end)
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