Choi Hye and the Japanese Prime Minister thanked President Nguyen Xuan Phuc for attending Mr. Abe’s funeral, saying it was a testament to the close relationship between the two countries.
On the afternoon of September 27, the late Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie Abe and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed their gratitude to the high-level delegation led by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and attended Abe’s state funeral in the capital. Tokyo, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his wife said that this is the most obvious proof of the increasingly close and developing relations between the two countries on the solid foundation built by the late Prime Minister Abe.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his deepest condolences for the sudden passing of the late Prime Minister Abe, and appreciated the late Prime Minister’s special and sincere feelings, which promoted the cooperation between the two countries in various aspects.
The President suggested that both sides continue to push for a more comprehensive and substantive development of Vietnam-Japan relations in order to inherit and follow the legacy of Mr. Abe.
Prime Minister Kishida agrees to do more to deepen strategic partnership Vietnam ——Japan has developed to a new level, fulfilling the aspirations of the two peoples and fulfilling the aspirations of the late Prime Minister Abe.
Abe, 67, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister in history, was assassinated on July 8 while delivering a speech in the western Japanese city of Nara. The suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, approached him from behind and fired from 5 metres away. Mr. Abe died in hospital from injuries and blood loss.
During his visit to Japan to attend the state funeral of Prime Minister Abe, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc held bilateral meetings with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Council President, European Charles Michel and Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. Desire to strengthen relations and cooperation with Vietnam in various fields.