During a trip set to begin Tuesday, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida hopes to garner support from so-called Global South countries, which take a neutral position between the Group of Seven members, and China and Russia.

During his trip to Indonesia and India, Kishida is set to attend summits related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as a two-day summit of the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies in New Delhi from Sept. 9.

The G20 framework ceased to function as a place to discuss regional situations after Russia began invading Ukraine in February last year.