Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday Japan will host an online Group of Seven (G7) summit meeting on Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Japan is also planning to pledge another $5.5 million in aid to Ukraine, Kishida told an online global event.
The aim of the meeting is to confirm support for Ukraine and continuation of sanctions against Russia, and to demonstrate the group’s unity, Japanese news agency Kyodo wrote.
(This story has been refiled to add the dropped word ‘host’ to the headline)
(Reporting by Eimi Yamamitsu and Sakura Murakami; editing by John Stonestreet)