01:45 GMT25 October 2020
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    TOKYO (Sputnik) – New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will make his first foreign visit in this capacity from 18-21 October, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said on Friday.

    The first two countries to be visited by the new prime minister are Vietnam and Indonesia. The first official visit of previous Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was also made to these two countries.

    Last month, Japanese lawmakers elected Suga as the new prime minister after the former head of the cabinet, Abe, unexpectedly announced his intention to resign on 28 August due to a flare-up of a chronic illness.     

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    Shinzo Abe, Yoshihide Suga, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan
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