October 7, 2022

The Prime Minister will visit Japan on September 27, and attend friend Shinzo Abe’s final farewell

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Japan on September 27 where he will attend the state funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Prime Minister Modi will attend Shinzo Abe’s last farewell ceremony

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi He will travel to Japan on September 27 where he will attend the state funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed this information on Thursday. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was shot dead by an assailant on July 8 while campaigning in the western region.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi told a weekly press briefing that Shinzo Abe has a state funeral program and is in a very friendly country. He said, it is very good that the Prime Minister is taking time out of his busy schedule to go there. He said, ‘It may be a matter of personal relationship, but it would not be right for me to comment on it.’

PM Modi will meet Fumio Kishida

Prime Minister Modi will meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida separately during his visit. Notably, PM Modi and Abe were very close. Mourning Abe’s death, Modi called him a “dear friend” and said the former Japanese prime minister had dedicated his life to making the world a better place.

The world has lost a visionary leader

Prime Minister Modi paid special tributes to his friend on Abe’s death. He said, Shinzo Abe was not only a great figure in Japan, he was a global politician with a great personality. He was a great supporter of Indo-Japan friendship. It is very sad that he is no longer with us. In his untimely passing, while Japan along with the rest of the world lost a great visionary leader, I lost a dear friend.

Abe had a plethora of ideas

Prime Minister Modi had a very good relationship with Shinzo Abe. After Abe’s death, PM Modi said meeting him was always very informative, very encouraging for me. He always had a stock of new ideas. From governance and economy to culture and foreign policy, Abe’s scope was wide. He had a deep understanding of all these matters. He said that Abe and I were not just having a formal relationship. Between 2007 and 2012 and again after 2020, when he was not the Prime Minister, our personal bond was as strong as ever.

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