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Joe Biden, Yoshihide Suga

Biden reaffirms support for Tokyo Olympics to Japan's Suga

Biden reaffirms support for Tokyo Olympics to Japan's Suga

13/6/2021 10:06:00 AM

Biden reaffirms support for Tokyo Olympics to Japan's Suga

US President Joe Biden reaffirmed his support for the Tokyo Olympics at a meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday (Jun ...

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13 Jun 2021 02:53PMShare this contentBookmarkUS President Joe Biden reaffirmed his support for the Tokyo Olympics at a meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday (Jun 12), highlighting the necessity of imposing public health measures ensuring the safety of those involved.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which were postponed last year due to the global spread of the coronavirus, are scheduled to start on Jul 23, in the face of opposition from most of the public, many Japanese companies and medical staff.AdvertisementREAD: Tokyo to vaccinate 18,000 Olympics workers, volunteers headtopics.com

At a meeting with Suga on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in the British seaside resort of Carbis Bay, Biden also raised a range of other issues including COVID-19, North Korea, China and climate change, the White House said in a statement.

"President Biden affirmed his support for the Tokyo Olympic Games moving forward with all public health measures necessary to protect athletes, staff and spectators," it said."President Biden expressed pride in the US athletes who have trained for the Tokyo Games and will be competing in the best traditions of the Olympic spirit," it said.

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