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G-7 to show commitment to Global South, Kishida says in Africa

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, left, and Kenyan President William Ruto pose for a photograph in Nairobi on May 3. (Handout photo from the Kenyan Presidential Press Service)   © Reuters

MAPUTO, Mozambique -- Group of Seven leaders will take steps at their upcoming Hiroshima summit to demonstrate a "greater involvement in the Global South," Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said here Thursday as he sought stronger ties between the G-7 and developing nations.

"I will relay what I heard from various countries" to other G-7 leaders, Kishida told reporters in the Mozambican capital, the final stop on his tour of Africa.

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