The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission (G7 leaders) met in Brussels on 4-5 June 2014 in the G7 format.
Over dinner on Wednesday night, G7 leaders focused on Ukraine and their relations with Russia. They welcomed the election on 25 May of Petro Poroshenko as President and repeated their support to Ukraine’s economic and political reforms as well as their readiness to intensify sanctions on Russia if required.
They also denounced the 3 June sham presidential election in Syria and discussed the situation in Iran, Lybia, Mali and Central African Republic among other foreign policy issues.
The second working session was focused on climate change and energy security topics, with a view to reinforce the diversification of energy routes and sources. Leaders were also expected to reaffirm their commitment to limit the effects of global warming and express their strong commitment to the adoption of a global agreement on climate in 2015.