SVG condemns assassination of former Japan prime minister

By Admin. Updated 5:37 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Reuters.

The nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines stands in solidarity with the people of Japan on the brutal assassination of the country’s former prime minister – Shinzo Abe.

In a statement circulated to the media by the Agency for Public Information- API, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said:

“The Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are shocked and saddened by the assassination of the Honourable Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan. We firmly condemn this reprehensible and abhorrent act of violence and extend our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Abe’s family and the Government and people of Japan.”

According to the API, Dr. Gonsalves said:

“Former Prime Minister Abe was a devoted leader who made a profound impact on Japan’s socio-economic development and the politics of the region. He worked tirelessly to forge lasting ties and to strengthen relations between Japan and the wider world, solidifying his country’s place on the global stage.”

“His steadfast efforts to deepen the relations between our two countries, and indeed our Caribbean Community, will be remembered. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the statement continued.

According to CNN:

“Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died on Friday after being shot while giving a campaign speech on a street in central Japan.

The assassination of the former world leader in broad daylight has shocked a nation not used to gun violence and prompted an outpouring of support and condolences from the international community.”

Leaders the world over have condemned the assignation of the former Japanese prime minister.

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