Former Japanese Prime Minister (PM) Shinzo Abe shot

Former Japanese Prime Minister (PM) Shinzo Abe shot

 Former Japanese Prime Minister (PM) Shinzo Abe was shot on Friday (8/7/2022) while campaigning in the city of Nara. Several officials throughout the country immediately reacted and responded to the incident. "Abe-san has been an outstanding leader of Japan and an unshakable ally of the United States," said US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel. 




"The US government and the American people are praying for the well-being of Abe-san, his family, and the people of Japan." Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese also immediately reacted on Twitter. "Shocking news from Japan that former PM Shinzo Abe has been shot - our thoughts are with his family and the Japanese people at this time," he tweeted. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen also immediately responded on Facebook. "I'm sure everyone is as shocked and saddened as I am. Taiwan and Japan are democratic countries with the rule of law. 

On behalf of my government, I would like to strongly condemn this violent and illegal act," he wrote. "Former Prime Minister Abe is not only a good friend of mine, but also a loyal friend of Taiwan. He has supported Taiwan for many years and made great efforts to promote the progress of Taiwan-Japan relations," he continued. Not to forget, the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi also expressed sympathy and deep prayers regarding the shooting of Abe. 

Spokesperson for the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kemlu) Teuku Faizasyah, on behalf of Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, gave a statement regarding this shooting. "The minister has expressed his sympathy on behalf of the G20 foreign ministers to the Japanese foreign ministers," he explained.


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