Biden to meet Zelensky on sidelines of G7 summit
White House reveals that US President Joe Biden will meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky following the conclusion of the summit.
On the sidelines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan, US President Joe Biden, according to the published White House schedule, will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on May 21st.
The meeting will take place at 2:15 p.m. local time (05:15 GMT), following working sessions for the G7 summit and a trilateral summit involving the presidents of the United States, Japan, and South Korea.
Following the meeting with the Ukrainian president, Biden has been scheduled to attend a news conference before returning to the US, where he is expected to arrive late that evening.
It is worth noting that Ukraine was invited to the summit, alongside India, as special guests. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Hiroshima on Saturday and immediately met with his Indian counterpart.
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, said he met Zelensky for the first time, since the start of the war in Ukraine, on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Japan.
In a tweet, Modi wrote: "Met President [Zelenskyy] in Hiroshima. Conveyed our clear support for dialogue and diplomacy to find a way forward. We will continue extending humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine."
On his part, Zelensky said that he briefed Modi on the tenants of his "peace formula" and invited him to join its implementation. The Ukrainian President also extended his gratitude to India for "supporting our country's [Ukraine's] territorial integrity and sovereignty" and providing humanitarian aid.
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