July 13, Thursday, 2023

1. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has welcomed the long-term security guarantees from the leaders of the Group of Seven nations. The G7 nations issued a joint declaration on the sidelines of the NATO summit held in Lithuania. They pledged long-term support for Ukraine, including ensuring a sustainable force capable of deterring Russian aggression in the future. 2. Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai says he had a meeting on Sunday with Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was ousted in a 2021 military coup and later jailed, and that she is in good health.
3. A survey by Japan’s central bank shows that a record of over 95 percent of people say prices have risen from a year ago, but a growing number also feel that economic conditions are improving.