2021.06.13 05:22Nation

バイデン氏、東京五輪支持 日米首脳が協議―G7サミット


2021.06.13 05:22Nation

Biden Backs Tokyo Games

U.S. President Joe Biden threw his support on Saturday behind Japan's plans to hold the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer as planned.
   At 10-minute talks with Biden on the sidelines of the three-day Group of Seven summit meeting in a seaside resort in Cornwall, southwestern England, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said his government plans to hold the Tokyo Games as scheduled after a one-year postponement caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
   Biden said, "Of course, I support you," according to Japanese officials.
   The two leaders met in person for the first time since they held a bilateral summit meeting in Washington in April.
   On the G-7 leaders' declaration to sum up their discussions at the summit, Suga said the leaders should issue a strong message in line with the results of the Japan-U.S. summit, adding that he hopes to work closely with Biden.