Japan, U.S. eyeing summit around Sept 20 on China, North Korea issues, Kyodo reports

Summit meeting with Quad leaders, in Tokyo
Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida welcomes U.S. President Joe Biden at the entrance hall of the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan in Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2022. Zhang Xiaoyu/Pool via REUTERS

TOKYO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Japan and the United States are working on arranging a summit between Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and President Joe Biden in New York around Sept. 20 to discuss security issues in East Asia, Kyodo news reported on Saturday.

China's rising pressure on Taiwan, North Korea's nuclear test threats and Russia's invasion of Ukraine are among issues to be discussed, with the summit likely to be held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, Kyodo said, citing sources in both governments.

Kishida is also likely to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth in Britain together with Japan's Emperor Naruhito before visiting the United States, TV Asahi reported earlier on Saturday. Biden has said he will attend the queen's funeral. read more

Reporting by Kantaro Komiya; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan

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