Secretary Pompeo Congratulates Prime Minister Suga

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, shakes hands with Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Department of State in Washington. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “I congratulate Yoshihide Suga on his election by the Diet as the next Prime Minister of Japan. The U.S.-Japan Alliance is the cornerstone of peace, security, and prosperity in a free and open Indo-Pacific and is central to upholding a rules-based international order.”