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Imran congratulates new Japanese prime minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated Yoshihide Suga on stepping into his new role as prime minister of Japan.

Saga, 71, was voted prime minister by parliament’s Lower House a day earlier, becoming the country’s first new leader in nearly eight years. He was sworn into office later in the day, taking the helm from Shinzo Abe who stepped down due to poor health.

Khan, in a tweet, said he looks “forward to working with him for further strengthening Pakistan-Japan friendship and our increasing cooperation”.

Khan had earlier this month also sent wishes to the outgoing premier, Abe, saying bilateral ties were “further strengthened under his leadership”.

The prime minister had also wished recovery to Abe.