Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is planning to visit Vietnam and Indonesia around mid-October in his first official overseas trip since taking office earlier this month, government sources said Wednesday.

If the trip goes ahead, the Suga is expected to hold talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

Suga will make a final decision on whether to travel after examining the coronavirus situation at home and in the two Southeast Asian countries where the spread of infections has remained relatively stable compared with other countries such as the United States, according to the sources.