Congratulations to new Prime Minister of Japan hinh anh 1New Prime Minister of Japan Suga Yoshihide (standing) (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 16 extended congratulations to Suga Yoshihide as the latter was officially named the new Prime Minister of Japan following a vote in the country’s Parliament on the day.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh on the same day congratulated Motegi Toshimitsu for being re-elected as Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Japanese PM Abe Shinzo’s declared to resign on August 28.

Vietnam and Japan have become important partners of each other since the establishment of diplomatic ties on September 21, 1973./.