US President Joe Biden on Monday congratulated Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, saying the “historic partnership” between the two countries will help him meet the world’s current challenges.
“The US-Japan alliance is a cornerstone of peace, security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and the world, and I look forward to working closely with Prime Minister Kishida to strengthen our cooperation in the months and years to come,” said Biden. he said. in a statement.
“The historic partnership between our two democracies and our two peoples will continue to be an important asset as we work together to meet the challenges of our times.”
Kishida, 64, a soft-spoken centrist in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), easily won Monday’s vote in the Japanese parliament and was approved to lead the world’s third-largest economy.
He will replace former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who announced that he would not stand for the LDP leadership after a term of only one year.
Biden said he commended Suga for “a successful tenure”.
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