Tokyo [Japan], August 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to attend the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe subsequent month, Japanese media reported on Wednesday.
The Japanese authorities has scheduled the state funeral for Abe on September 27. The ceremony will happen on the Nippon Budokan area within the Kitanomaru National Garden in Tokyo.
The Prime Minister will attend the official farewell ceremony, in response to the Kyodo news company. He can be prone to maintain a gathering with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, the report added.
Japan is certainly one of India’s key allies within the area, with each international locations cooperating within the Quad format of complete partnership alongside the United States and Australia. Modi and Abe maintained pleasant ties each throughout and after the latter’s tenure.
During certainly one of PM Modi’s official visits to Japan in 2018, Abe invited his Indian counterpart to his household dwelling within the Yamanashi prefecture, a transfer signalling very warm ties between the 2 leaders.
Earlier in May, Modi met Abe almost two years after the Japanese PM stepped down, as a part of his go to to Japan to participate within the Quad summit.
Abe was attacked on July 8 within the Japanese metropolis of Nara throughout a marketing campaign speech.
Police stated he was aware instantly after being shot from behind, however then, throughout transportation, his situation grew to become vital, with cardiac and pulmonary arrest. Later that day, a neighborhood hospital pronounced him useless.
After the assassination of Abe, PM Modi declared at some point of nationwide mourning in India.
PM Modi additionally penned a weblog titled “My Friend, Abe San”. “In the passing away of Abe, Japan and the world have lost a great visionary. And, I have lost a dear friend,” he had stated.
Abe’s funeral on September 27 would be the second state funeral for a former prime minister since World War 2.
The first one was held in 1967 for Shigeru Yoshida. Other prime ministers obtained a joint Cabinet Office and Liberal Democratic Party service. (ANI)