Suga to visit UK next week for G7 summit

Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide will fly to Britain next week to attend his first Group of Seven summit.

Suga is scheduled to leave Japan next Thursday for a five-day visit to Britain. He will take part in the summit, which will be held from Friday to Sunday in Cornwall.

Topics to be discussed at the summit include measures against the coronavirus, the world economy, free trade, climate change and regional issues.

Regarding climate change, Prime Minister Suga hopes to show Japan's leadership in the global effort toward carbon neutrality.

In April, Suga announced Japan's new goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 46 percent by 2030, compared with fiscal 2013 levels.

Suga is also planning to hold separate talks with leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is among leaders invited to the summit as guests.
Arrangements are underway for a three-way meeting between Suga, Moon and US President Joe Biden.