US President Joe Biden congratulated Fumio Kishida, who has been elected Prime Minister of Japan, and said he looks forward to working together to strengthen relations between the two countries.
Biden congratulated Kishida in a written statement, as he was elected prime minister at the session held in the lower house of the Japanese parliament, the lower house of parliament (Shojin).
Biden stressed that the US-Japan alliance has an important place in peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the world at large.
“I look forward to working closely with Prime Minister Kishida to strengthen our partnership in the future,” he said.
Biden stressed that the historic partnership between the two countries plays an important role in facing the challenges of this time.
He also congratulated former Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide on his successful career in office and thanked him for his partnership in developing the US-Japan alliance.