Biden Expresses His Outrage, Condolences To Kishida On Murder Of Shinzo Abe – White House

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 09th July, 2022) US President Joe Biden on Friday referred to as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to precise his outrage and condolences on the assassination of ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the White House mentioned.

Abe, 67, was attacked on Friday morning within the Japanese metropolis of Nara throughout his marketing campaign speech. Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, approached the politician from behind and fired two pictures from a distance of about 10 meters (33 toes). Police mentioned Abe was acutely aware instantly after being wounded, however then, throughout transportation, his situation turned essential “with cardiac and pulmonary arrest.” Later within the day, Nara Medical University hospital pronounced him lifeless.

“President Biden called Prime Minister Kishida of Japan today to express his outrage, sadness and deep condolences on the tragic and violent shooting death of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo,” the White House mentioned in a press release.

Biden praised Abe’s “enduring legacy with his vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific and the establishment of the QUAD meetings of Japan, the United States, Australia and India.” The president expressed confidence within the power of Japan’s democracy and mentioned the significance of defending peace and democracy with Kishida.

The president visited Japanese Ambassador to the US Koji Tomita to precise his condolences earlier on Friday and issued a proclamation ordering all US flags to be flown at half-employees till sundown on July 10 out of respect for Abe.

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