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World Japan's new PM Suga to meet with Pompeo in October: NHK

05:46  19 september  2020
05:46  19 september  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Yoshihide Suga Is Japan's New Prime Minister. Here's What That Means for the U.S.

  Yoshihide Suga Is Japan's New Prime Minister. Here's What That Means for the U.S. The leader of one of America's closest allies is largely untested in the foreign policy arena . require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “Suga is more domestically-oriented and several questions have been raised about his propensity to deal with foreign relations and international issues,” says Donna Weeks, professor of political science at Musashino University in Tokyo.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is preparing to meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Tokyo early next month, the first high-level meeting between the two allies since Suga became leader this week, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday.

Yoshihide Suga et al. sitting at a desk in front of a curtain: Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo © Reuters/POOL Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo Mike Pompeo wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo visits United Nations to submit complaint to Security Council calling for restoration of sanctions against Iran at U.N. headquarters in New York © Reuters/MIKE SEGAR FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo visits United Nations to submit complaint to Security Council calling for restoration of sanctions against Iran at U.N. headquarters in New York

Pompeo is expected to visit the Japanese capital for talks with foreign ministers from Japan, Australia and India, NHK said. They are expected to discuss cooperation on the COVID-19 pandemic and what they call a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

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Suga is expected to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump by phone on Sunday, Japanese media said on Friday.

(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by William Mallard)


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