Việt Nam sends condolences to Japan and family of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

July, 08/2022 - 22:20
On behalf of the Party, State, and people of Việt Nam, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính extended a message to President of the Liberal Democratic Party, Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida.
Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe makes a speech before he was shot from behind by a man in Nara, western Japan on July 8, 2022. — Mami Ueda/VNA Photo

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese leaders on Friday sent messages of condolences to Japan’s ruling party and people as well as the family of former President of the Liberal Democratic Party and Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his passing.

On behalf of the Party, State, and people of Việt Nam, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính extended a message to President of the Liberal Democratic Party, Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida.

Chính expressed his deepest condolences and expressed his appreciation of the special affection and valuable support Abe had given to Việt Nam as well as the extensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

Foreign Minister Bùi Thanh Sơn also sent his condolences to his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi.

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, one of Japan's most influential post-war leaders, died Friday at the age of 67 after being shot while delivering a stump speech in the western city of Nara two days ahead of a national election. — VNS

People look at a screen on a street in Tokyo's Yurakucho area yesterday, showing the news that former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot earlier in the day. Abe was giving a stump speech in Nara, western Japan, for the July 10 House of Councillors election at the time of the attack. — KYODO/VNA Photo

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