Telephone Meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Confirms Cooperation in Response to the Corona Virus

Telephone Meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Confirms Cooperation in Response to the Corona Virus September 3, 13:50

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met by telephone with U.N. Secretary-General Guterres and confirmed that Japan and the United Nations will continue to work closely together, while Secretary General Guterres indicated his expectation that Japan would continue to lead the way in responding to the new coronavirus.
The telephone talks were held for about 20 minutes after 10:00 a.m. on March 3, when the United Nations offered to resign following the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

In this interview, Secretary-General Guterres highly praised Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s leadership and contribution to the international community, expressed his gratitude for the cooperation with the United Nations, and expressed his hope that Japan would continue to lead the international response to the new coronavirus.

In response, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, “It is important that Japan has worked closely with relevant agencies of the United Nations under the leadership of Secretary-General Guterres,” and confirmed that Japan and the United Nations will continue to work closely together.