In reaction to comments made by Vice President Joe Biden of the United States that he may not attend the forthcoming Group of Seven summits in Hiroshima, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno stated on Wednesday that his country “has not received any notice from the United States.”
“We aim to show the world the G7’s strong will to protect the free and open international order based on the rule of law by working closely also with the United States,” the senior government spokeswoman said at a news conference.
Biden’s possible absence from the G7 has not been announced.
“At the summit, we aim to show the world the G7’s strong will to protect the free and open international order based on the rule of law.”
“I’m still committed” to attending the G7 conference, Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday after meeting with leaders of Congress earlier in the day to discuss the ongoing impasse over raising the debt ceiling for the federal government.
However, he stressed that he “would stay” until the problem was fixed, stressing that it is “the single most important thing that’s on the agenda.”