Japan's Abe explained Olympics postponement to Trump, government spokesman says

Japan's Abe explained Olympics postponement to Trump, government spokesman says

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explained the Tokyo 2020 Olympics delay to U.S. President Donald Trump and proposed to maintain close cooperation in a phone call between the leaders, top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talks to the journalists in front of the prime minister&apos
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talks to the journalists in front of the prime minister's residence in Tokyo

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explained the Tokyo 2020 Olympics delay to U.S. President Donald Trump and proposed to maintain close cooperation in a phone call between the leaders, top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.

Trump responded by saying the postponement was a very hard, but wonderful decision, Suga said.

(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

Source: Reuters

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