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G-7 agrees on need to lower reliance on Russia for energy

EU plans to end dependence on Russian fossil fuels before 2030

Gas pipelines seen at the Atamanskaya compressor station, part of Gazprom's Power of Siberia project outside the far eastern town of Svobodny in Russia.   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Energy ministers from the Group of Seven developed nations on Thursday agreed to step up efforts to reduce their dependency on energy imports from Russia, Japanese industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said.

Hagiuda said the ministers also agreed to promote diversification of their energy sources, when he met the press after attending an online meeting with them.

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