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Japanese and French leaders affirm cooperation on COVID-19 crisis

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as well as French President Emmanuel Macron concurred Monday on the requirement for their nations to play a leading function in dealing with the COVID-19 situation as well as various other worldwide concerns.

In a 25-minute telephone call, Suga informed Macron he intends to additional enhance the “special partnership” in between Japan as well as France, according to the Foreign Ministry.

Macron stated he expects progressing reciprocal relationships that ended up being more powerful than ever before under Suga’s precursor, Shinzo Abe, that tipped down in mid-September as a result of wellness factors, according to the ministry.

In their very first talks considering that Suga took workplace, it stated the Japanese leader as well as Macron attested their collaboration in attaining a totally free as well as open Indo-Pacific, a principle Japan is pressing in the middle of China’s expanding impact in the area.

They additionally consented to interact in handling North Korea, consisting of the concern of Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang in the 1970s as well as 1980s, as well as on making certain the success of the Tokyo Olympics as well as Paralympics, which have actually been held off to following summertime as a result of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

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