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President Erdoğan congratulates new Japanese prime minister

Japanese parliament has elected Yoshihide Suga as the country's new prime minister after longtime Premier Shinzo Abe's resignation due to health issues.
16.09.2020 - 13:57

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday sent a congratulatory message to Japan’s new prime minister.

Erdoğan sent best wishes to Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said Turkey’s Communications Directorate. Suga replaces longtime Premier Shinzo Abe, who stepped down over health issues.


Pointing to how Turkish-Japanese diplomatic relations sprang from the aftermath of the tragic Sept. 16, 1890 shipwreck of the Ertuğrul frigate, and Japan’s rescue efforts and the hospitality it showed the survivors, Erdoğan said the date of Suga's election is meaningful and significant for bilateral ties.

He said he hopes to carry the "deep-rooted friendship" forward based on a strategic partnership established in 2013.

Both nations, Erdoğan said, will guide the international community with their sincere joint efforts, and will work in close cooperation on bilateral, regional and global issues.