ADBI Dean Leads T7 Call for G7-Global South Engagement at G7 Hiroshima Summit

Activity | 24 May 2023

ADBI Dean and Think7 (T7) Lead Chair Tetsushi Sonobe urged the G7 and partners to deepen their engagement with developing economies during T7 media activities on 18-21 May, alongside the G7 Hiroshima Summit. At a joint press conference held by G7 engagement groups on 18 May, Dean Sonobe explained that G7-Global South collaboration is critical for addressing intersecting crises and reigniting sustainable development. Research-based T7 policy solutions, outlined by the Think7 Japan Communiqué presented to Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida by Dean Sonobe in April, seek to guide discussions by the G7 and partners toward these shared goals, he added. In subsequent interviews at the summit’s international media center, Dean Sonobe and ADBI’s John Beirne described how G7 and G20 focus on developing economies can promote de-risking, particularly by enhancing their participation in global supply chains after disruptions caused by COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. View the joint G7 engagement group joint press conference recording (in Japanese only).