A day after Donald Trump's shocking victory, the U.S. president-elect and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a 20-minute teleconference Thursday morning and agreed to meet on Nov. 17 in New York if possible, a senior official said.

Abe, speaking from the Prime Minister's Office, extended his congratulations to Trump and said he is convinced "America will be made even greater" under his leadership, he was quoted as saying by the official, who briefed reporters in Japanese.

In response, Trump praised Abe's economic achievements. He also said he is looking forward to working together with Abe over the next few years and will "further strengthen the great partnership" between the U.S. and Japan, the official said.