Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 20, Kishida said Japan wishes to strengthen solidarity with the so-called Global South and promote a free and open Indo-Pacific at the summit, the Japan News reported.

The other countries to be invited to the summit are India, the Republic of Korea, Brazil, Indonesia, Comoros, Cook Islands, and Australia.

Kishida also said he would plan to invite the heads of seven international organizations, including United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, to the summit.

Japan that currently holds the G7 Presidency this year will hold the G7 summit in Hiroshima from May 19-21, focusing on energy, food security and climate change among others.

The head of the Japanese Government emphasized that it’s necessary to cooperate with many partners in the international community to solve these challenges.

Source: VOV