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Ukraine war

Ukraine invites Japanese leader Kishida to visit

Kyiv expresses appreciation for Tokyo's solidarity amid war with Russia

Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy wants Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to visit. (Nikkei montage/Zelenskyy photo by Reuters)

KYIV (Kyodo) -- A senior Ukrainian official has invited Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to visit Ukraine, conveying President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's wish to Japan's ambassador to the country in a meeting Wednesday, according to the president's office.

In the meeting with Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda, Andriy Yermak, head of the president's office, issued the invitation to visit at a time suitable after expressing Ukraine's appreciation for Japan's solidarity amid the war with Russia.

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