Coordination is underway for PM Kishida to attend NATO summit in July

The administration of US President Joe Biden is planning to invite Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio to NATO summit talks to be held in Washington in July.

Diplomatic sources say coordination is underway between the Biden administration and the Japanese government.

The heads of NATO member countries are expected to exchange views on the situation in Ukraine as the Russian invasion continues.

The NATO military alliance is vigilant about increasing cooperation between Russia and China since the Russian invasion began more than two years ago.
NATO is seeking stronger ties with its partner nations in the Indo-Pacific region -- Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

Kishida attended the last two NATO summit meetings at the invitation of the alliance.

The Biden administration is apparently trying to hold Russia and China in check by inviting the Japanese prime minister to the Japan-US summit scheduled for April 10 and the NATO summit in July.

The administration believes the security of Europe and that of the Indo-Pacific is indivisible.