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Outgoing Japan PM Suga to Visit U.S. from Thurs.

Outgoing Japan PM Suga to Visit U.S. from Thurs.

   Tokyo, Sept. 21 (Jiji Press)--Outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will visit the United States from Thursday to Sunday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato announced on Tuesday.
   During the visit, Suga is slated to attend a "Quad" summit among the two countries plus Australia and India in Washington on Friday. He is also expected to hold a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden.
   The Quad summit is expected to cover COVID-19 vaccine rollouts and measures against climate change while affirming the four countries' eagerness to beef up their cooperation to counter China.
   "We aim to promote our Free and Open Indo-Pacific vision through candid summit-level talks on common challenges facing the region, including the fight against the coronavirus," Kato told a press conference.
   Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi will visit New York from Wednesday to Friday to attend the U.N. General Assembly session starting on Tuesday.

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