Free, open and stable seas are a cornerstone for peace, stability and prosperity of the international community. Recognizing the importance of the oceans, we, the Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and High Representative of the European Union, reaffirm our commitment to further international cooperation on maritime security and safety.
Election day in Chad passed off peacefully on 10 April, demonstrating the determination of all Chadians to perform their civic duty and their commitment to the country's stability, despite the tensions apparent in the run-up to the election and a number of logistical difficulties.
It is now important that the votes are counted in an orderly fashion and that the process is transparent and verifiable.
Le déroulement dans le calme de la journée électorale du 10 avril au Tchad témoigne de l'engagement de tous les Tchadiens d'accomplir leur devoir civique et leur attachement à la stabilité du pays malgré les tensions pré-électorales observées et certaines difficultés logistiques.
Dans le même esprit, il importe que le processus de dépouillement et de compilation des votes se déroule dans l'ordre et de façon transparente et vérifiable.
We emphasize the importance of our meeting in Hiroshima seventy one years after World War II, which unleashed unprecedented horror upon the world. The people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced immense devastation and human suffering as a consequence of the atomic bombings and have rebuilt their cities so impressively.
Federica Mogherini and the G7 Foreign Ministers met in Hiroshima at the weekend to discuss international issues such as countering terrorism and violent extremism, the refugee crisis, Syria, Libya, events in the Middle East and Ukraine.
Also on the agenda was maritime security, cyber issues, disarmament and non-proliferation, Africa, and Asian affairs.