Japan foreign minister to skip G20 meeting in India

By Reuters   March 1, 2023 | 02:54 am PT
Japan foreign minister to skip G20 meeting in India
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi addresses a high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to mark one year since Russia invaded Ukraine and to consider the adoption of a resolution on Ukraine at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., February 23, 2023. Photo by Reuters/Mike Segar
Japan's Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi will skip a meeting of G20 foreign ministers due to take place in New Delhi, India, this week, a Japanese government official said.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kenji Yamada will represent Japan at the meetings scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Hayashi will attend an in-person meeting of representatives from the Quad countries - the United States, India, Australia and Japan - in India on Friday, the ministry said.

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