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‘Heartiest congratulations’: PM Modi wishes new Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga




, Sept. 16 — Minister Narendra on Wednesday congratulated Yoshihide , was formally elected by the Japanese parliament as the country’s first new premier in almost eight years, succeeding the outgoing Shinzo .

“Heartiest congratulations to Yoshihide Suga on the appointment as prime minister of . I look forward to jointly taking our Special Strategic and Global Partnership to new heights,” PM Modi tweeted.

Earlier, he had also posted a tweet in Japanese, congratulating the newly-appointed Japanese prime minister.

Suga’s as the new Japanese prime minister comes two days after he was elected as the leader of the country’s ruling Liberal on September 14. He succeeds , served as prime minister for four terms and, on August 28, announced that he would be stepping down due to issues.

leaves as Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.

Suga, meanwhile, has been Japan’s longest-serving chief cabinet secretary as well as the minister for internal affairs and communications.

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