Japan to host G7 summit next year

Tokyo, June 23 (IANS) Japan will host a summit meeting of the Group of 7 industrialised nations on May 26-27 next year in the city of Shima, authorities said on Tuesday.

The country will also host ministerial meetings such as those relating to foreign affairs and finance. However the time and venue have not been firmed up yet, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The government will do its best for the success of the summit,” he said.

The G7 countries comprise Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US.

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