Japan PM Kishida mulls Germany visit to meet Scholz early July, NHK reports

By Thomson Reuters Jun 17, 2024 | 6:26 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is considering visiting Germany to meet Chancellor Olaf Scholz when he attends a NATO summit in the United States in early July, public broadcaster NHK reported on Tuesday, citing a government source.

Kishida and Scholz are expected to discuss mineral and semiconductor supply chain resilience, protection of emerging technology including AI and defence cooperation amid Ukraine-Russia war and China’s growing maritime assertiveness, NHK said.

(Reporting by Kantaro Komiya; Editing by Sandra Maler)