U.S. President Donald Trump and the Japanese Prime Minister have agreed to cooperate closely on measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
A top Japanese government spokesman said that the agreement includes the development of drugs and vaccines.
Abe and Trump held talks by phone for about 45 minutes from around 10:00 a.m. (0100 GMT), Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.
“Two leaders exchanged views on each country’s COVID-19 situation, steps to prevent further spread of the virus, development of medicine and vaccines and measures for reopening the economies,” Suga told a regular news conference.
“They agreed to continue their tight cooperation.”