Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, has arrived in Japan to take part in the G7 Summit, where he will meet with world leaders. Shortly after arriving in Hiroshima, Zelensky tweeted, “Peace will definitely come.” His arrival comes after talks at the Wealthy Allies Summit resulted in a “closer” US announcement that the allies would be heavily encouraged to deliver fighter jets to Ukraine, including F-16s.
The US Secretary of State has stated that Zelensky’s presence in Japan is crucial, showing the G7’s support for Ukraine. On Friday, President Zelensky addressed the Arab League summit in Saudi Arabia, accusing some Arab leaders of “turning a blind eye” to the war.
The G7 Summit includes member countries the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy. This year Japan and eight other countries have been invited to take part in the Summit. The visit by Ukraine’s President is expected to be a significant part of the G7’s discussions on global affairs.
Zelensky’s participation in the Summit comes amidst Ukraine’s ongoing conflict with Russia. The country has been seeking the support of its Western allies as Russia continues to annex parts of its territory. The G7 Summit is viewed as an opportunity for Ukraine to secure further support in its efforts to resist the aggression by the Russian government.