Salem Radio Network News Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Japan says PM Kishida to visit Ukraine, meet Zelenskiy in show of solidarity

TOKYO (Reuters) -Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will visit Kyiv for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Japan’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday, with broadcaster NHK showing Kishida boarding a train at the Polish border town of Przemysl.

Kishida, as a member of the Group of Seven nations, will voice solidarity and support for Ukraine following Russia’s invasion more than a year ago, the ministry said.

Kishida will show “his respect for courage and perseverance of the Ukrainian people standing up to defend their homeland,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Visiting Washington in January, Kishida said the G7 summit, being hosted by Japan in Hiroshima in May, should demonstrate a strong will to uphold international order and rule of law after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Prior to departing for Poland en route to Ukraine, Kishida visited India, where he met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, NHK reported.

Kishida will also hold talks with his Polish counterpart before returning to Japan on Thursday, the ministry said.

(Reporting by Junko Fujita, Yoshifumi Takemoto and Kentaro Sugiyama; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Simon Cameron-Moore)


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