Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, September 20 (Reporter Jiang Qiaomei) The new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held a telephone talk with U.S. President Trump on the evening of the 20th. The two sides expressed that they would strengthen the Japan-US alliance.

  This is the first telephone conversation between Japanese and American leaders since Suga Yoshihide took office.

According to Japanese media reports, the call lasted about 25 minutes.

In addition to talking about the Japan-US alliance, the two sides also expressed that they will cooperate closely on the North Korean issue and the response to the new crown epidemic.

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

On the 16th of this month, Japan convened an interim parliament to hold a designated election for the prime minister. The new president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Yoshihide Suga, was successfully elected as the 99th prime minister of Japan, and a new cabinet was formed on the same day.