Japan says Zelensky to visit Hiroshima to join G7 summit in Ukraine
Japan has announced that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will travel to Japan to join Group of Seven leaders for a meeting on Ukraine.
HIROSHIMA, Japan — Japan announced on Saturday that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would travel to Japan to join Group of Seven leaders for a meeting on Ukraine.
Zelensky is expected to arrive later Saturday in Hiroshima, the site of the world’s first nuclear attack on western Japan.
On Sunday, he will join the leaders of the G7 rich nations for a meeting on Ukraine. He was originally scheduled to join an online meeting on Friday, but that plan changed after Zelensky expressed a “strong desire” to attend in person, Japan’s foreign ministry said in a statement.
Japan has previously refused to confirm Zelensky’s visit, insisting until late Friday night that he would attend only online.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will hold talks with Zelensky during his visit to Hiroshima, the ministry said in a statement.