Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will pay a visit to the United States from September 23-26 to participate in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) summit, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said on Tuesday.
“Prime minister Suga will visit the US from September 23 -26 and partake in the four-party summit. The leaders are supposed to touch upon different important regional issues, including the fight against the coronavirus,” Kato said at a press conference.
Tokyo also hopes to promote the concept of free and open Indo-Pacific through the summit, the official added.
“A separate bilateral meeting between the leaders of Japan and the United States is currently being negotiated,” Kato said.
The first-ever in-person summit of Quad — an informal strategic forum between the United States, Japan, Australia and India — will take place in Washington on September 24.