Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will welcome his Japanese counterpart to Australia on the weekend.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will arrive in Perth on Saturday as a guest of the Australian government, marking the first visit by a Japanese prime minister since 2018.
The pair will catch up at an annual Australia-Japan leaders' meeting in the West Australian capital on October 22.
"Japan is a close and trusted friend of Australia--our partnership is fundamental to both countries' strategic and economic interests," Mr Albanese said in a statement on Wednesday.
The leaders will discuss climate change issues, clean energy technologies and supply chains and ways to strengthen the defence and security partnership between their nations.
"As Australia seeks to become a clean energy superpower, we will remain a steady and reliable supplier of energy to Japan including for new energy sources like hydrogen," Mr Albanese said.
Australian Associated Press
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