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Abe to hold phone talks with Trump, join G-20 teleconference

March 25, 2020



Tokyo--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to hold telephone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning Japan time and join a teleconference of leaders from the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies on Thursday night, Japanese government sources said Tuesday.

Abe is expected to seek support from Trump and other G-20 leaders for an agreement reached by Japan and the International Olympic Committee to put off the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abe and Trump are set to have talks on the phone from 10 a.m. Wednesday (1 a.m. GMT). During their previous phone talks, on March 12, they agreed to strengthen their countries' cooperation on the Tokyo Games.

The Japanese leader is also slated to talk with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison from 11 a.m. Wednesday. Jiji Press