Japan supports maintaining the current G7 format, Yoshihide Suga, the country’s Cabinet Secretary, said at a briefing in Tokyo on Monday.
“I think it is essential for our country to support the current seven-party format. And the question of how to hold the summit, I think the US will agree on itself,” Suga said.
At the same time, he refrained from revealing details of the current diplomatic discussions on this issue.
Suga responded to a request from reporters to comment on US President Donald trump’s statement that he wants to invite Russia, India, Australia, and South Korea to the G7. According to Trump, Russia’s presence in the G7 requires common sense.