Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will depart Japan on Thursday to attend a summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations in Britain, the government's top spokesman said Tuesday.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends a Cabinet meeting in Tokyo on June 8, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

With Suga's participation, Japan will contribute to discussions on "a range of key issues including measures against the novel coronavirus, international health, the global economy, free trade, climate change and regional situations," Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told a press conference.

Suga, who is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with leaders including U.S. President Joe Biden, will return to Japan on Monday, Kato said.

Britain will host the G-7 summit in the seaside resort of Carbis Bay, Cornwall, from Friday to Sunday.

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