NEW DELHI: Japanese Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio said Monday that he will invite South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and leaders of seven other non-Group of Seven countries to a summit of the G-7 major democracies to be held in the western Japan city of Hiroshima in May.
Speaking to reporters during a trip to New Delhi, Kishida said he will also invite the heads of seven international organizations, including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, to the G-7 summit.
The G-7 groups Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States plus the European Union.
Kishida said he wants to discuss ways to ensure energy and food security at the G-7 summit. “It is necessary to work with a wide range of partners in the international community to tackle these challenges,” he said.
Kishida and Yoon met in Tokyo on Thursday. The other seven non-G-7 countries are India, Indonesia, Australia, the Cook Islands, Comoros, Brazil and Vietnam.
The other six international organizations are the International Energy Agency, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization.