U.S. President Joe Biden, Japan PM Fumio Kishida to Hold Summit in Hiroshima on Thursday

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The White House

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden will hold a summit with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Hiroshima on Thursday, the White House announced Sunday.

The two leaders are expected to coordinate their opinions on major issues before the G7 Hiroshima Summit scheduled for May 19-21.

According to the White House, Biden is scheduled to leave Washington on Wednesday and arrive in Hiroshima on Thursday.

At the G7 summit, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and responses to China’s increasingly hegemonic actions will be among the items on the agenda. Biden and Kishida are expected to confirm the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance and demonstrate their commitment to leading the discussions at the G7 summit in a united manner.