Germany wants to use its presidency of the Group of Seven (G7) to support the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen efforts to improve climate protection, Finance Minister Christian Lindner said.
"Germany has taken over the G7 presidency for 2022 - the G7 countries stand for freedom, democracy and progress," Lindner said. "With this in mind, we must overcome the pandemic and drive the global economic recovery," he added.
Lindner, party leader of the liberal Free Democrats (FDP), junior partner in Chancellor Olaf Scholz's three-way ruling coalition, said he wanted to put questions of digitization and climate neutrality on top of the agenda of finance ministers and central bank governors during their G7 meetings.
President Volodymyr Zelensky looks forward to deepening cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union in the field of security during the French presidency of the EU Council. He wrote about this on Twitter.
"Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on starting his EU presidency at EU Council. I wish success in advancing ambitious EU agenda, overcoming challenges. We look forward to support of Ukraine's European aspirations, more deepening Ukraine-EU cooperation, especially in security area," Zelensky wrote.