All national dailies reported on Monday that the British government announced on Saturday that it will host the G7 Summit in Carvis Bay, Cornwall, from June 11 to 13. The papers said the summit will be held in person for the first time in two years. Asahi wrote that this could be the first major international event for President-elect Biden to participate in, adding that he will be tested as to whether he will be able to rebuild the relationship of trust with the world leaders that was lost under the Trump presidency and maintain unity to face challenges, including measures against COVID-19.
NHK reported on Monday that Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato told the press that Prime Minister Suga’s attendance will be coordinated after considering various factors, including the schedule of the Diet session. Kato also reportedly said: “It is extremely important for the G7 members to unite and take the lead in forming an international order in the post-coronavirus era. Japan will actively contribute to discussions among the G7 members on important issues such as measures against COVID-19 and global health.”