Thursday, September 17, 2020 – 01:13
Sri Lanka is looking forward to working to enhance existing ties with Japan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, says Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.
Taking to his official Twitter account yesterday morning (16), Prime Minister Rajapaksa congratulated Yoshihide Suga on his new tenure.
A long-time aide of outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan’s Chief Cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga won by a landslide to take over Liberal Democratic Party.He was elected as the new Prime Minister of Japan in a parliamentary vote on Wednesday.
Yoshihide Suga, hails from a family of strawberry farmers in a rural area in Akita Prefecture, is said to be a self-made politician. He has pledged to serve the interests of ordinary people and rural communities. Japan’s longest-serving Premier Abe announced his decision to step down from the position last month, citing health reasons.
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