OREANDA-NEWSJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump held telephone conversations on Wednesday, during which they discussed the decision to postpone for the year due to the coronavirus pandemic of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. This was reported by a Japanese news agency.

It's noted that the leaders of the two states agreed that "the full holding of the Olympic Games will prove that mankind was able to defeat the coronavirus," and also agreed to continue comprehensive cooperation on this issue, including the issue of promoting joint research and development in the field of creating a cure for coronavirus. It's reported that the US president praised the decision to postpone the Games, calling it "wise and beautiful".

Abe on Tuesday proposed postponing the Tokyo Olympics for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Competitions will be held no later than the summer of 2021. The games were supposed to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020.