Japan’s Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has left for Vietnam and Indonesia on his first abroad tour since assuming workplace.
Throughout the four-day tour, Suga is scheduled to fulfill Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. He’ll give a speech on Japan’s coverage in direction of ASEAN at a college in Hanoi on Monday.
Earlier than leaving Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Sunday, Suga instructed reporters that he needs to talk with the leaders about deepening Japan’s relations with the 2 international locations in addition to with ASEAN.
He stated ASEAN is a crucial accomplice for realizing the free and open Indo-Pacific that Japan is pursuing, and he’ll clarify that Japan is dedicated to contributing to the peace and prosperity of the area.
This would be the first abroad journey by a Japanese prime minister for the reason that begin of the coronavirus pandemic.
The federal government has restricted the variety of employees touring with the prime minister. Suga and the officers have been examined for the coronavirus. They can even be given exams once they return to Japan.