Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that he would invite Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the G-7 summit on February 24, the Japanese’s news agency reported.
Speaking at a meeting of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Fumio Kishida said that Japan is convening an online summit on Friday, where the G7 leaders are expected to reaffirm their common position on Russia.
Japan is chairing the G7 this year.
During the upcoming summit, the leaders of Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, the United States, France, Japan, and the EU leadership will express their readiness to continue supporting Ukraine, the agency notes.
On the eve of the summit, the Japanese Prime Minister announced that his country would allocate additional financial assistance in the amount of $5.5 billion to restore the destroyed infrastructure of Ukraine.