Kishida arrives in UK to attend COP26 summit

Japan's Prime Minster Kishida Fumio has arrived in Britain for the COP26 climate change conference.

The government aircraft carrying Kishida arrived at Glasgow shortly after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, local time.

Kishida is scheduled to deliver a speech at the summit, along with other world leaders.

He is to outline the steps Japan will take to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The measures include reducing the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 46 percent from fiscal 2013 levels by 2030.

Kishida will also call on other major greenhouse gas emitters such as China to do more on climate change.

He is expected to express Japan's determination to exercise strong leadership in working with other countries to realize carbon neutrality.

During his short stay there, Kishida is scheduled to meet separately with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Vietnamese Prime Minster Pham Minh Chinh and other leaders.