China News Agency, Moscow, September 16 (Reporter Wang Xiujun) On the 16th, Russian President Putin called Yoshihide Suga to congratulate him on his election as Prime Minister of Japan.

  Putin said that Yoshihide Suga's lofty prestige and political experience will help him to serve as the prime minister of Japan.

In recent years, Russia-Japan relations have made great progress. The Russian side reiterated its willingness to carry out constructive cooperation with Japan on bilateral and international issues. This undoubtedly conforms to the interests of the Russian and Japanese people and helps to strengthen the stability and security of the Asia-Pacific region and the entire world. .

  On August 28, then Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation due to health reasons.

On September 16, the Abe cabinet resigned at the interim cabinet meeting, marking the curtain call of the Abe cabinet, which set the record for the longest time in Japanese history.

  Suga Yoshihide was born in 1948 and is 71 years old. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1996 and was the Minister of General Affairs of Japan in 2006.

Yoshihide Suga became Chief Cabinet Secretary in 2012. He has served more than 2,800 days and is the longest Chief Cabinet Secretary in Japanese history.

On September 14, 2020, Yoshihide Suga was elected president of the Democratic Party.