2023.02.01 21:30Nation

24日にG7首脳会議 ウクライナ侵攻1年―政府検討


2023.02.01 21:30Nation

Japan Mulling Hosting Online G-7 Summit on Feb. 24

The Japanese government is considering hosting an online summit of leaders of the Group of Seven major democracies on Feb. 24, a year after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, Japanese government sources said Wednesday.
   Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan, this year's G-7 chair, is hoping to reaffirm the seven countries' commitment to supporting Ukraine, the sources said.
   "The G-7 needs to send out a strong message," a senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official said.
   Tokyo is considering inviting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the summit, according to the sources. He joined the G-7 leaders at an online summit in December last year.
   Japan is scheduled to host an in-person G-7 summit in the western city of Hiroshima in May.