A G7 summit in Japan’s Ise-Shima kicked off on Thursday. On Friday, the leaders of the G7 countries – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States — adopted a joint declaration reaffirming their commitment to cooperate on various issues.
"We will carry on making efforts through: continuing to promote efficient and effective means for providing mutual legal assistance (MLA) and extradition of persons for corruption offences, consistent with applicable domestic and international instruments, while respecting the principle of the rule of law and the protection of human rights," the action plan read.
"We stress the key role that could be played by IMF Fiscal Transparency Evaluations and all other equivalent standards," the document read.
The G7 leaders also agreed to encourage information exchange between law enforcement agencies, regulators and private sectors to prevent money-laundering and corruption, among other anti-corruption measures.