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Suga's UN debut to focus on global cooperation to contain pandemic

Japan's new leader to also highlight Japanese abductions by North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will deliver a prerecorded video address to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 25.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will stress the importance of international cooperation amid the coronavirus pandemic, especially when it comes to distributing vaccines and medicine to developing countries, in a prerecorded video speech to the United Nations General Assembly this month.

The speech marks the first time Japan's new leader will present his foreign policy on an international stage. The video was recorded on Saturday and will be shown at the annual gathering of world leaders in New York on Sept. 25.

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