Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato will visit Washington on the 24th of this month for the first face-to-face summit in a framework called "quad" created in four countries with the United States, Australia and India. It was revealed that they are adjusting in the direction of attendance.

The White House of the United States announced that it will hold its first face-to-face summit on the 24th of this month in a framework called "quad" that will be formed in four countries, Japan, Australia and India.

At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said, "From the United States, we would like to hold a summit meeting at this time to discuss new corona measures such as vaccine cooperation as one of the main agenda items. There was an invitation to the Prime Minister. "

Then, based on the invitation from the United States, Prime Minister Suga will visit Washington and coordinate to attend the summit in light of the importance of promoting cooperation between the four countries of Japan, the United States, Australia and India and strengthening Japan-US relations. I made it clear that I was doing it.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said, "I hope that the leaders will have frank discussions on common issues facing the region, such as the promotion of'Free and Open Indo-Pacific'and measures against the new corona." rice field.

On the other hand, reporters said, "Is there any problem with the continuity of foreign policy because the opposition parties have raised doubts about Prime Minister Suga's visit to the United States, which has announced his retirement?" We recognize that the significance of "Quad" is very important, and it is important for Prime Minister Suga to establish a solid relationship here and inherit it in the sense that he will connect to the next person. "