Foreign Ministers from the Group of Seven rich nations will stand up against "any coercion" or effort to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, a senior U.S. State Department official told reporters on a call on Monday.

The ministers, who are gathering in the Japanese resort town of Karuizawa for three days of talks, discussed China and North Korea at length during their meetings, the official said.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by David Dolan and Alex Richardson)