According to the Kyodo news agency, Yoshihide Suga and Joe Biden discussed strengthening the alliance of the two countries, implementing the concept of a “free and open Indo-Pacific region,” and the process of withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan.
According to the agency, the American leader conveyed congratulations to the head of the Japanese government on the successful completion of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Kyodo also does not exclude that Suga and Biden discussed the strengthening of the alliance of the two countries, the implementation of the concept of a” free and open Indo-Pacific region,” and the process of withdrawing the US troops from Afghanistan.
The Tokyo Olympics were held from July 23 to August 8; most competitions were held without spectators.
During the conversation, the head of the US administration also highly appreciated the performances of all athletes and noted the success of the US and Japanese national teams.
“The President also confirmed his unwavering support for Japan in hosting the Paralympic Games, but at the same time noted [the need] to take measures within the framework of public health aimed at ensuring that Olympic athletes have the opportunity to compete in the best traditions of the Olympic spirit,” the message says.
In turn, the servant told reporters that in a conversation with Biden, he expressed his intention to “hold the Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo in a safe format” and called on the American leader to cooperate. In addition, according to the Japanese prime minister, the parties “agreed to continue close cooperation to implement the concept of a “free and open Indo-Pacific region.”