JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnam leaders congratulate Japan on electing new prime minister

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 23:04 GMT+7
Vietnam leaders congratulate Japan on electing new prime minister
Japan's newly-elected Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stands as he was chosen as new prime minister at the Lower House of Parliament in Tokyo, Japan September 16, 2020. Photo: Reuters

Vietnam's Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday extended their congratulations to Yoshihide Suga on being elected as the new prime minister of Japan.

The Japanese parliament had voted Suga, 71, prime minister earlier the same day.

He took over from Shinzo Abe, who announced his resignation over health issues on August 28 after nearly eight years in office.

“Suga served under [Abe] in the pivotal post of chief cabinet secretary, acting as top government spokesman and coordinating policies,” Reuters reported.

“Vietnam congratulates Yoshihide Suga on being voted the new prime minister of Japan,” Le Thi Thu Hang, spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told reporters at a regular press briefing in Hanoi on Wednesday.

Vietnam always values its friendly and cooperative relations with Japan while standing ready to closely cooperate with Suga and his new government in taking the relations to a new height for the interests of both countries and for peace, stability, and growth in the region as well as the world, Hang added.

Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, who is also the country's foreign minister, sent a message the same day to Toshimitsu Motegi, congratulating him on being re-appointed as Japan’s foreign minister.

In Suga’s new cabinet announced on Wednesday, Abe’s younger brother Nobuo Kishi was named the defense chief in place of Taro Kono.

Kono takes charge of administrative reform, which he has done before, Reuters reported.

“About half of the new cabinet are carryovers from Abe’s administration,” the British news agency said.

“Only two are women and the average age, including Suga, is 60.”

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News


Read more




Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Latest news

Choose to challenge, Vietnam!

Many Vietnamese men have realized that to avoid being left behind in the new era they must participate more in promoting gender equality and sharing opportunities with women