New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Japan on September 27 to attend the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has given this information during a press conference on Thursday. PM Modi had close relations with Shinzo Abe. Let me tell you, there is a very good relationship between the two. Abe will be cremated with state honors on September 27. Prime Minister Modi will separately meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during his visit.
According to a report, around 6,400 people are expected to attend the state funeral at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, including honorable persons from several countries. Recently, the current Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida told that the state funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be attended by many honorable people from many countries such as US Vice President Kamala Harris, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and many others. US Vice President’s spokesman, Kirsten Allen, said that US Vice President Kamala Harris will fly to Tokyo on behalf of Joe Biden at Abe’s funeral. According to the Japanese government, Abe was the longest-serving prime minister and most successful leader. That’s why this state funeral plan has been made for Abe.
My love for Shinzo Abe goes back many years
PM Modi said that, my attachment with Shinzo Abe is many years old. I knew him during my tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujarat and our friendship continued even after I became the PM. His outlook on the economy and global affairs always left a deep impression on me. Modi had said in a tweet that I am shocked and saddened by the sad demise of one of my dear friends, Shinzo Abe and I have no words to express it. He was a top global statesman, an outstanding leader and a wonderful administrator. He dedicated his life to making Japan and the world a better place. PM Modi announced a day of national mourning in India after Abe’s assassination.
Attacked during a campaign in the Japanese city of Nara on July 8
Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe was attacked on July 8 during a campaign in the Japanese city of Nara. Police said that he was conscious after being shot from behind in the attack, but his condition became critical on the way to the hospital. He was later declared brought dead in the hospital.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 22, 2022, 20:07 IST