Publish dateThursday 18 May 2023 - 21:02
Story Code : 270267
Biden Arrives in Japan
United States President has arrived for a Group of Seven summit set to be dominated by Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Monitoring, During the talks in Hiroshima, Biden is expected to rally the G7 countries to increase pressure on Moscow to end the war in Ukraine and join his administration’s efforts to push back against Beijing.
Biden began his talks with the summit’s host, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, on Thursday evening ahead of the opening of the three-day summit.
Kishida will officially welcome the G7 leaders on Friday at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which marks the site of the first detonation of an atomic bomb.
The members of the G7 – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and US – are expected to announce new sanctions against Russia and measures to tackle economic coercion by China during the high-profile annual gathering, which will also be attended online by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The world’s longest and largest developed economies are also expected to discuss nuclear disarmament, artificial intelligence, climate change, economic security and improved cooperation with developing countries.
While the G7 is expected to raise pressure on Moscow and Beijing, there are divisions among countries about how far punitive measures should go.
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