Japan's new PM Suga to meet with Pompeo in October - NHK

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  • Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, right, shake hands at Prime Minister's office in Tokyo, Japan October 6, 2018. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is preparing to meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Tokyo early next month, the first high-level meeting between the two allies since Suga became leader this week, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday.

Pompeo is expected to visit the Japanese capital for talks with foreign ministers from Japan, Australia and India, NHK said. They are expected to discuss cooperation on the COVID-19 pandemic and what they call a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

Suga is expected to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump by phone on Sunday, Japanese media said on Friday.

(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by William Mallard)

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