Narendra Modi meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Japan to attend the funeral of Shinzo Abe.
After reaching here, he met with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and said that under the leadership of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, relations between the two countries reached new heights and expanded in many areas.
Modi expressed hope that even under the leadership of Kishida, the relations between the two countries will deepen and reach new heights.
The statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs
A statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said that Modi held bilateral talks with the Prime Minister of Japan. In this, the Prime Minister expressed his deep condolences on the passing away of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Prime Minister underscored former Prime Minister Abe’s role in strengthening India-Japan ties as well as conceptualizing the vision for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. The two leaders exchanged views on further strengthening bilateral ties.
Leaders of more than 100 countries will attend the funeral
Prime Minister Modi is among leaders from more than 100 countries who have arrived in Japan to attend Abe’s funeral.
These leaders include US Vice President Kamala Harris, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the President of Vietnam. Heads of about 20 countries have reached Japan to attend the event.
Tight arrangements have been made for the safety of these leaders.
Shinzo Abe was murdered in July
Shinzo Abe was shot and killed on July 8 in the city of Nara, Japan. He was addressing a gathering, during which the attacker opened fire on him, which went straight to the chest. Due to this, he fell unconscious on the spot, after which he was taken to the hospital.
Abe had a big hole in his heart due to the bullet, and despite all efforts, he could not be saved.
India declared national mourning
In mourning the death of Shinzo Abe, the Indian government announced a day of state mourning.
Paying tribute to Abe, Modi had said that he had a long association with Abe and had known him since his tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
He said that he had met Abe on a visit to Japan, but he did not know that this would be his last meeting.