Japan’s Prime Minister Reportedly Planning to Meet Ukraine’s President During NATO Summit

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, right, shakes hand with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Hiroshima in May.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is planning to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Lithuania, according to government sources.

Kishida is expected to reiterate his solidarity with Ukraine, which was invaded by Russia, as well as reaffirming his intention to continue providing strong support.

The last time the two leaders met was on May 21, in conjunction with the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima. If the meeting takes place, it will be the 3rd such occasion.

The NATO summit takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday.