9/16, 9:17 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Michel hopes for advanced EU-Japan ties under Suga

European Council President Charles Michel congratulated on Wednesday Yoshihide Suga on his election as the new prime minister of Japan.

"Looking forward to working together to advance EU-Japan ties, to promote multilateral solutions to global challenges, to build on our strong cooperation & shared values," Michel tweeted.

Earlier in the day, the Lower House of the Japanese parliament elected Suga as the new prime minister after his predecessor Shinzo Abe decided to resign due to health issues.

Breaking the News / JR