Japan PM Kishida to attend G7 meeting on Ukraine

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during his press conference, after the parliament re-elected him as prime minister following an election victory last month by his ruling Liberal Democratic Party, in Kantei, Japan November 10, 2021. Stanislav Kogiku/ Pool via REUTERS
FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during his press conference, after the parliament re-elected him as prime minister following an election victory last month by his ruling Liberal Democratic Party, in Kantei, Japan November 10, 2021. Stanislav Kogiku/ Pool via REUTERS

By Satoshi Sugiyama

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is scheduled to attend a Group of Seven (G7) video conference on Feb. 24 to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, a top government spokesperson said on Monday.

"Japan believes that it is extremely important for the G7, which shares universal values such as liberty, democracy and the rule of law, to unite and lead the international community," said Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno.

(Reporting by Satoshi Sugiyama; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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