Japan plans to invite Zelenskyy to join G7 summit online – media reports

2 January, 02:37 PM
Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:instagram.com/zelenskiy_official)

Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:instagram.com/zelenskiy_official)

Japan plans to invite Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to take part in the G7 summit online, Japanese online newspaper Nikkei reported on Jan. 1

The summit will take place in Hiroshima on May 19-21.

Japan, as the presiding country of the Group of Seven highly-industrialized nations, reportedly wants to create conditions for intensive discussions regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In turn, Zelenskyy in his speech will inform the G7 leaders about the current situation.

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For Tokyo, according to the newspaper, the coordination of G7 actions regarding Ukraine is an important step in preparing for a possible Taiwan conflict.

Japan believes that it will be directly involved in such a conflict if it takes place, and expects a similarly tough response to possible Chinese aggression from the United States and Europe, as was the case with Russia.

In addition to the Ukrainian president, Japan plans to invite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who chairs the G20 in 2023, as well as Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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