Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed on closer cooperation in security, technology, and North Korea.
The two leaders met for about half an hour on Saturday after the second-day of discussions at the Group of Seven Summit in Britain.
During the meeting, Suga welcomed France's stronger engagement in the Indo-Pacific region including deployment of military vessels there. He sought stronger ties with France in the region. Macron agreed.
They also agreed to promote partnership in green energy and other cutting-edge technologies, as well as on North Korea and other regional issues.
Suga thanked Macron for planning to take part in the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next month. He asked the French President to cooperate for the success of the upcoming Tokyo Games and the Paris Games in 2024. Macron expressed his support for holding the Tokyo Games and said he looks forward to the opening ceremony.