National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan convened the Quint national security advisors of France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom at the White House today. Noting that it is also Ukraine’s Independence Day, participants reiterated their enduring commitment to supporting Ukraine in its defense against Russian aggression for as long as it takes, and to aiding it in its reconstruction. The national security advisors stressed that Russia’s sovereign assets in their nations’ jurisdictions will remain immobilized until Russia pays for the damage it has caused to Ukraine, and examined further ways to hold Russia accountable for the destruction it has brought in its illegal war. The national security advisors also reaffirmed the importance of putting Niger back on a path to constitutional order, and support for the Economic Community of West African states’ leadership role in resolving this crisis. They discussed a range of other strategic issues, including an exchange of views on the Indo-Pacific region and the Middle East.
In addition, National Security Advisor Sullivan convened the national security advisors and senior G20 representatives of the Quint and the European Union at the White House to discuss the upcoming G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, India. Participants discussed their unified support for the G20 and India’s G20 Presidency, as well as their commitment to ensuring strong outcomes in New Delhi, including demonstrating the G20’s role as the premier forum for economic cooperation, driving an affirmative and ambitious agenda for developing and emerging countries, and making progress on evolving the multilateral development banks to be more responsive to shared global challenges.