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New Japanese PM Suga seeks to strengthen alliance with US and support stable ties with China & Russia
Japans new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has pledged to pursue policies that will beef-up his countrys alliance with the US, and expressed hope that Tokyo will establish stable relations with both China and Russia.
Suga made the statements during his first news conference as PM after being sworn in earlier on Wednesday as the successor to Shinzo Abe, who resigned after nearly eight years in office due to ill health. Suga had served under him as chief cabinet secretary, acting also as top government spokesman.
The new prime minister, who said he would stick with the ‘Abenomics’ growth policies while pushing reforms including deregulation, retained about half of his predecessor’s cabinet line-up.
On the diplomatic front, Suga, 71, said that the Japan-US alliance will remain the foundation of foreign policy. US President Donald Trump welcomed Suga’s inauguration, the White House said on Wednesday, and looks forward to working with him to continue pursuing “the vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.”