Japan PM Kishida making arrangements to attend COP26 climate summit: Yomiuri

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is making arrangements to try to attend the United Nations climate conference set to start on Oct 31 in Glasgow, the daily Yomiuri reported on Saturday (Oct 23).

His attendance at the COP26 climate summit would mark the first overseas trip for Mr Kishida, who became premier earlier this month and is currently leading his party through a Lower House election, which is also set for Oct 31.

Mr Kishida plans to fly to Glasgow immediately after the vote counting starts, but he may cancel his trip depending on the results of the election, the report said.

Polls show that the ruling Liberal Democratic Party is likely to lose seats but maintain a majority as the ruling coalition with its partner, the Komeito party.

Mr Kishida had previously said that he would like to attend the summit remotely.

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