Bengaluru: After Yoshihide Suga was elected to the office of Prime Minister of Japan, Prime Minister Modi spoke to him for the first time, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.

PM Modi congratulated him on his appointment as the prime minister of Japan and also wished him success in achieving his goals.

The two leaders also spoke about boosting ties between the two countries based upon mutual trust and shared values.

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The two leaders agreed that the strategic and global partnership between India and Japan has advanced over the years, a media report stated.

"The two leaders agreed that the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership has made great advances over the last few years and expressed their intention to further strengthen this relationship based upon mutual trust and shared values," PMO said.

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Yoshihide Suga, a loyal aide of former PM Shinzo Abe, won a landslide victory in a ruling party leadership election on September 14.

On his election, PM Narendra Modi congratulated Yoshihide Suga in a tweet and said, "Heartiest congratulations to Excellency Yoshihide Suga on the appointment as Prime Minister of Japan @kantei. I look forward to jointly taking our Special Strategic and Global Partnership to new heights. @sugawitter."