Trump congratulates Shinzo Abe on 'HUGE' party re-election in Japan

Abe speaking at a news conference at the Liberal Democratic Party's headquarters in Tokyo.
Abe speaking at a news conference at the Liberal Democratic Party's headquarters in Tokyo.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Donald Trump tweeted congratulations on Thursday (Sept 20) on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "HUGE" re-election.

"Congratulations to my good friend Prime Minister @AbeShinzo on his HUGE election victory," Trump said in a tweet.

"I'm looking forward to many more years of working together. See you in New York next week!" he added, referring to the upcoming annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Abe, as expected, won a comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party, effectively getting three more years as Japan's PM, with a shot at breaking the record for the country's longest serving premiership.