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Tokyo and Kyiv have agreed on a “special global partnership”.

Tokyo and Kyiv have agreed on a “special global partnership”.

During Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s visit to Kyiv, Japan and Ukraine agreed to raise bilateral relations to the level of a “special global partnership,” the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“Prime Minister Kishida said that last year Japan and Ukraine celebrated the 30th anniversary of bilateral relations, due to solidarity with Ukraine and assistance to it, bilateral cooperation has deepened and expanded. The leaders of the two countries agreed to raise relations with Ukraine, which shares core values, to the level special global partnership,” the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.

Kishida visited Ukraine on Tuesday, where he met with Vladimir Zelensky, inviting him to take part in the G7 summit in Hiroshima online, the invitation was accepted. The Japanese prime minister also announced the early allocation and use of the already declared assistance in the amount of $7.1 billion and promised to allocate $470 million in free aid for energy and other humanitarian needs, and also announced that Japan would allocate $30 million to Ukraine through the NATO fund for non-lethal equipment.