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PM Modi to attend state funeral of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on September 27

New Delhi [India], August 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on September 27, a authorities supply confirmed on Wednesday.

The Indian authorities supply added that will probably be a one-day go to.

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. According to Japan’s Kyodo news company, the Prime Minister can also be more likely to maintain a gathering with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Japan is one among India’s key allies within the area, with each nations 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 one among PM Modi’s official visits to Japan in 2018, Abe invited his Indian counterpart to his household house within the Yamanashi prefecture, a transfer signalling very hot ties between the 2 leaders.

Earlier in May, Modi met Abe practically 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 metropolis of Nara throughout a marketing campaign speech.

Police stated he was acutely aware instantly after being shot from behind, however then, throughout shifting, his situation turned crucial, with cardiac and pulmonary arrest. Later that day, an area hospital pronounced him useless.

After the assassination of Abe, PM Modi declared someday 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)