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Japanese, EU leaders agree to cooperate in dealing with coronavirus

  • May 27, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Yomiuri, Nikkei, Mainichi, and Sankei wrote that Prime Minister Abe held a videoconference with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday. According to the papers, the three leaders agreed on the importance of international cooperation in developing treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 and swiftly sharing information in a transparent manner. The Japanese and EU leaders issued a joint press statement on the WHO, saying that it is necessary to launch a fair, independent, and comprehensive probe into how the organization responded to the coronavirus outbreak. Mainichi wrote that the three leaders confirmed the importance of the role played by the WHO, apparently with the rift between the United States and China over the WHO in mind.

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