Britain's foreign secretary to attend G7 meeting to discuss Israel and Gaza

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Conservative Party's annual conference in Manchester

(Reuters) - UK's Foreign Secretary James Cleverly on Monday said he will be in Japan for the Group of Seven's foreign ministers meeting to discuss the crisis in Israel and Gaza, according to a Downing Street statement.

"Alongside G7 partners, we'll also be addressing other priorities ranging from Russia's illegal war in Ukraine to climate change, economic security and global trade," Cleverly said in a statement.

He will also meet Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoko Kamikawa to strengthen security partnerships after signing the Hiroshima Accord earlier this year.

In May, as part of the accord, the countries announced the launch of a "semiconductors partnership" to strengthen chip supply chains in an increasingly competitive market.

(Reporting by Urvi Dugar in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)