Prime Minister Suga, who was visiting the United States to attend a summit meeting by four countries called Quad, Japan, the United States, Australia, and India, returned to Japan on the evening of the 26th after completing a series of schedules.

Prime Minister Suga visited Washington, the capital of the United States, from the 23rd of this month to attend the summit of the four quad-country countries with the United States, Australia, and India.

At the meeting, the four leaders reaffirmed the commitment and involvement of the four countries that share basic values ​​toward the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific", with China intensifying its supremacy. , We agreed to continue to expand cooperation with various partners and accumulate concrete cooperation.

In addition to confirming that we will cooperate in measures against the new coronavirus, including expanding vaccine production and supplying it to the Indo-Pacific region, we will strengthen cooperation in fields such as infrastructure, space, cyber, and clean energy. Matched with.

After completing the series of schedules, Prime Minister Suga arrived at Haneda Airport on a government aircraft at around 4 pm.

Prime Minister Suga is expected to continue working on measures against the new coronavirus and decide on the handling of state of emergency issued to 19 prefectures on the 28th, as the term of office of the LDP president expires at the end of this month. I will retire.