New Prime Minister of Japan Suga Yoshihide

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh on the same day congratulated Motegi Toshimitsu for being re-appointed as Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs.

"Vietnam congratulates Suga Yoshihide for his election as the new Prime Minister of Japan," spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang said while answering reporters’ queries on the same day.

Vietnam always treasures the friendship with Japan and hopes for close cooperation with the country’s new PM and Government to lift the Vietnam-Japan extensive strategic partnership to a new height, making it more comprehensive, practical, and effective, for the benefit of the two peoples, as well as for the sake peace, stability, cooperation, and development of the region and the world, she affirmed.

Vietnam and Japan have become important partners of each other since the establishment of diplomatic ties on September 21, 1973.

Source: VNA