The French President confirmed that he will attend the opening ceremony.
French President Emmanuel Macron expressed support for Japan’s plans to take all necessary security measures for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, confirming that he will attend the opening ceremony. This was announced on Sunday by the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
Macron expressed his support during a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. It took place on Saturday in the British city of Cabris Bay, where the Group of Seven summit is being held. “President Macron said he supports hosting the Games in Tokyo and looks forward to attending the opening ceremony,” the ministry said in a statement.
The two leaders also discussed cooperation in the field of environmental protection and the development of advanced technologies. Suga welcomed the active cooperation between Japan and France in the Indo-Pacific region, including the dispatch of French warships.
The Japanese Prime Minister held a brief conversation with US President Joe Biden in Cabris Bay. According to NHK, Suga spoke about the measures that Tokyo is taking to ensure the safe conduct of the Olympics. Biden supported the plan to organize the Games. The Tokyo Olympics were scheduled to run from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year and will now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. On March 20, the organizers finally decided to hold the Games without foreign fans. A decision on the admission of Japanese viewers should be made in June, depending on the epidemic situation in the country.