Japan announces dates for G7 summit in 2016

Russian President gets an invitation or not is undecided yet, Chief Cabinet Secretary says

Baku. 23 June. REPORT.AZ/ Japan will host a summit of the Group of Seven industrial democracies on May 26-27 next year, its top government spokesman said on Tuesday (Jun 23).

The thorny question of whether or not Russian President Vladimir Putin gets an invitation "is undecided yet", Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters.

The crisis in Ukraine is likely to be on the agenda, while Japan hopes to share its concerns over Asian security issues, foreign ministry officials have said.

The summit this year in Germany issued a joint communique warning Russia it would face stepped-up sanctions for its "aggression" in Ukraine.

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