This blog has posted an article dated April 20, ``Germany and France collaborate on policies toward China and Russia, and toy with the United States. It has argued that France and Germany have indirectly and directly challenged the US-led containment of China and sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine. On the first day of the G7 Hiroshima Summit, which was held for three days from April 19, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his objection in body language to the state of the summit at Miyajima, which he visited in the evening. With the torii gate in the background, nine leaders, including the chairman of the European Union (EU) and the president, lined up for a commemorative photo. At that time, Mr. Macron, standing to the left of Prime Minister Kishida, did not even smile and put his left hand in his pocket and his right hand was kept down throughout. The information that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Japan for a meeting with the G7 leaders using a French government plane that was lent to him to visit the Middle East seems to have amplified the displeasure.
The 2015 Minsk Accords to end the civil war in Ukraine had become an international treaty passed by the UN Security Council. However, the Ukrainian Zelensky administration, supported by the United States and Britain, did not implement the agreements and agreements seven years after they were concluded, and neo-Nazi forces repeatedly committed destruction and brutality, including slaughtering residents in eastern Ukraine, a Russian-speaking region. This background lured Russia into military aggression and decisively distrusted France and Germany against the United States and Britain, which brokered the Minsk Accords, which recognized the de facto independence of the two eastern states.
In the article dated March 25, 2022, "G7 Emergency Summit Meeting to Discuss the Ukraine Crisis: Delicate U.S.-German Relations and Japan's Isolation Shown by Photographs," he tried to interrupt the conversation between U.S. President Biden and (then) U.K. Prime Minister Johnson. Pointing out the appearance of French President Emmanuel Macron who continued to be rejected. Furthermore, in the commemorative photo of the G7 leaders at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Mr. Macron's attitude is exactly the same as Miyajima's.
Mr Macron's rejection of Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky came to light on June 27, 2022. When the Ukrainian president complained that Russia should be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism, he immediately dismissed it, saying that he would not use such expressions and that he did not agree.
Germany, which has now become the leader of the EU and is being attacked by the United States and Britain behind the scenes, does not show an anti-British and American attitude as openly as France because it is a defeated country. However, after the war, Germany has sought to establish a pan-European security system that includes Russia without the United States. For details, see the article published on November 8, 2022, "Shock of German Prime Minister's Visit to China: Hollowing out of G7, Promoting Participation in New Eurasia Initiative Led by China and Russia".
As pointed out in the article dated April 3, "From Ukraine to the backyard of China and Russia, will the US neoconservatives gamble in Central Asia?" , Aiming to cause turmoil and overthrow the regime in Central Asia of the former Soviet Union member countries that are members of the China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Chinese President Xi Jinping has decided to hold a summit with five Central Asian countries in Kazakhstan in line with the schedule of the G7 Hiroshima Summit (photo left), to hold a summit meeting every two years. This is clearly a countermeasure to the provocation that "Central Asia, including Afghanistan, will be a boiling cauldron of turmoil" (President Biden).
During his visit to China in April, Mr. Macron spoke with President Xi for a total of more than five hours over two days in Beijing and Guangzhou. They must have been informed of the summit meeting. On his return to France, he told the accompanying media, "It is insane to cut ties with China." "Europe will not follow the United States on the Taiwan issue." The United States, Great Britain, and at least France must have had a heated debate over the conclusion of the joint declaration at the Hiroshima Summit, which regards China and Russia as enemies destroying the “international order.”
The Western media reports that the G7 is a monolith is not true. The opposite is true. As far as I can see, there is no media that mentions that Mr. Macron did not wave at Miyajima. Since the Miyajima "Incident", as far as I can see from the Japanese media, the "hand waving" scene has been cut.