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Abe to attend if G-7 holds in-person summit

Trump hopes to convene June meeting in or near Washington

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seen together on a golf course in Chiba during the American leader's visit in May 2019. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has informed the U.S., the chair of the Group of Seven nations this year, that he will attend a leaders' meeting if it takes place in June as the White House hopes.

U.S. President Donald Trump said this week that he may again host an in-person summit of the G-7 leaders in or near Washington, after earlier canceling the meeting amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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