PM Modi extends heartfelt condolences to his “dear friend Abe San”

27 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep condolences to his good friend “Abe San,” late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on Tuesday. He expressed his personal grief because Abe wa...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep condolences to his good friend “Abe San,” late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on Tuesday.

He expressed his personal grief because Abe was a close friend in the opening remarks he gave to his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida in Tokyo. “We are gathering now during this difficult time. I had a lengthy talk with Shinzo Abe, a former Japanese prime minister when I last visited. Shinzo Abe and Japan are remembered and missed in India “declared PM Modi at a private meeting with Fumio Kishida, the prime minister of Japan.

He claimed that Abe has elevated and broadened the ties between India and Japan to unprecedented heights.

“Abe enhanced ties between India and Japan and broadened their sphere of influence. Our friendship was crucial to the development of the worldview. For all of his wonderful deeds, Abe San is remembered by the people of India. Abe San is nowhere to be found.

However, I do think that under your leadership (Kishida), India-Japan ties would strengthen, reach new heights, and play a significant role in resolving the world’s issues “the Indian Prime Minister remarked.

Japan PM Kishida

“Abe enhanced ties between India and Japan and broadened their sphere of influence. Our friendship was crucial to the development of the worldview. For all of his wonderful deeds, Abe San is remembered by the people of India. Abe San is nowhere to be found.

However, I do think that under your leadership (Kishida), India-Japan ties would strengthen, reach new heights, and play a significant role in resolving the world’s issues “the Indian Prime Minister remarked.

Japan PM Kishida appreciated PM Modi for attending PM Abe’s funeral and said that PM Modi and PM Abe together have boosted India-Japan relations.

“PM @narendramodi expressed his sincere condolences for the untimely passing of former PM Shinzo Abe to Japanese PM @kishida230 during his meeting with him. Additionally, they had a fruitful discussion on advancing their mutual understanding and collaborating to realise a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific “The spokeswoman for the Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, tweeted.

PM Modi will be present at the official burial for Abe, who was killed later that day after being assaulted on July 8 in the city of Nara while giving a campaign rally.

On July 8 in Nara, a city east of Osaka, Abe was shot as he delivered a speech during an election campaign rally. Abe was brought to the hospital, where at 5:03 p.m. he was declared dead.

As it gets ready to entertain international dignitaries for the state burial of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which will be attended by various foreign dignitaries, Japan has implemented strict security measures in the capital city of Tokyo.

The second state funeral for a former Japanese prime minister since World War 2 will be held during Abe’s funeral. Shigeru Yoshida was the recipient of the first one in 1967. Combined Cabinet Office and Liberal Democratic Party services were held in honour of other departed prime ministers.

The country’s national song will be performed after the burial ceremony, which is expected to run around an hour and a half, according to the English-language daily newspaper of Japan.

After the memorial speech by the prime minister, additional distinguished delegates will speak.

After the assassination of Abe on July 8 and the implementation of new police security rules, including as the use of sniffer dogs in train stations and police patrols at airports in the Tokyo region, the official funeral service will be the first significant public event.

The Japanese royal family will honour Abe during his state burial as well, but in keeping with tradition, Emperor Naruhito won’t be there; instead, their imperial envoys will do so.

The final acts of the funeral service will be the burial of Abe’s remains and the laying of memorial wreaths. On July 8, Abe was shot in Nara, Japan.

Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, came up behind the politician and fired two rounds from approximately ten metres away (33 feet).

According to reports, the assailant spent close to a year planning the 67-year-old former head of state’s murder.

The longest-serving prime minister in Japan, Abe, retired in 2020, citing health concerns. He served as Japan’s prime minister twice, from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 20. Yoshihide Suga and then Fumio Kishida succeeded him.

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