In the communiqué released after their Carbis Bay Summit over the weekend, the G7 Leaders said: “In Cornwall we have revitalised our G7 partnership. Our Shared Agenda for Global Action is a statement of our shared vision and ambition as we continue to collaborate this year and under future Presidencies. As we do so we look forward to joining with others to ensure we build back better, in particular at the G20 Summit, COP26, and CBD15 and the UN General Assembly, and reiterate our support for the holding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in a safe and secure manner as a symbol of global unity in overcoming COVID-19.”
IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the statement: “We thank the G7 leaders for their support. We take this as a great encouragement to deliver safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 for everybody in this spirit of worldwide solidarity.”
This backing was reiterated in bilateral meetings that Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide had on the side-lines of the summit.
On Friday, 11 June, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, “expressed his support for the Tokyo Olympics, and welcomed Japanese efforts to ensure the Games can take place safely.”
One day later, United States President Joe Biden “affirmed his support for the Tokyo Olympic Games moving forward with all public health measures necessary to protect athletes, staff and spectators. 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.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also “expressed support for Japan’s efforts to hold safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.”
In another development, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, has confirmed his attendance at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on 23 July.