Shinzo Abe dies: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed shock and anguish over the tragic demise of Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (67). Calling Abe one among his dearest mates, PM Modi mentioned that he devoted his life to make Japan and the world a greater place.
The Prime Minister additionally introduced one-day nationwide mourning on July 9 as a mark of deepest respect for Abe.
“I’m shocked and saddened past phrases on the tragic demise of one among my dearest mates, Shinzo Abe. He was a towering world statesman, an excellent chief, and a exceptional administrator. He devoted his life to make Japan and the world a greater place,” PM Modi tweeted.
“My affiliation with Mr. Abe goes again a few years. I had bought to know him throughout my tenure as Gujarat CM and our friendship continued after I grew to become PM. His sharp insights on financial system and world affairs all the time made a deep impression on me,” he added.
PM Modi additionally recalled his final assembly with Abe in Might when he had visited Japan to attend the Quad Summit. Abe
“Throughout my latest go to to Japan, I had the chance to fulfill Mr. Abe once more and focus on many points. He was witty and insightful as all the time. Little did I do know that this may be our final assembly. My heartfelt condolences to his household and the Japanese folks,” he mentioned in one other tweet.
The Prime Minister counseled Abe for his immense contribution to elevating India-Japan relations to the extent of a Particular Strategic and World Partnership. “Immediately, entire India mourns with Japan and we stand in solidarity with our Japanese brothers and sisters on this tough second.”
“As a mark of our deepest respect for former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, a one-day nationwide mourning shall be noticed on 9 July 2022,” PM Modi mentioned.
Abe was shot from behind minutes after he began his speech in Nara in western Japan for Sunday’s election to the Higher Home of the Parliament. He was airlifted to a hospital for emergency remedy however was not respiration and his coronary heart had stopped. He was pronounced useless within the afternoon. Police arrested the suspected gunman on the scene of the assault, which shocked folks in a rustic often known as one of many world’s most secure.
Abe served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2006 to 2007 and once more from 2012 to 2020. He was Japan’s longest-serving chief earlier than stepping down for well being causes in 2020.
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