Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga gestures as he is elected as new head of the ruling party at the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership election in Tokyo, Japan, Sept 14, 2020. (Photo: Agencies)
BEIJING — China on Monday congratulated Yoshihide Suga on his election as leader of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a routine press briefing.
Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief cabinet secretary, was on Monday elected as the new president of the LDP to take over from outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
"China stands ready to work with Japan's new leader to continue to abide by the principles and spirit set in the four political documents between the two countries, deepen cooperation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economic and social development, and promote the continuous improvement and development of China-Japan relations," said Wang.