Pres sends condolences following the passing of Japan’s former PM

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has sent a message of condolence to H.E. Kishida Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, following the passing of the country's former Prime Minister, H.E. Shinzo Abe, after having succumbed to injuries sustained in the terrible incident that occurred on Friday morning.

The President’s message said he was deeply saddened by the passing away of Shinzo Abe. He said Shinzo Abe’s legacy as a strong leader in Japan, and a supporter for greater global cooperation will be one of his defining moments. As a close friend of the Maldives, both Maldives and Japan were able to establish an unprecedented level of cooperation both economically and politically during his tenure, he said.

The President expressed sincere condolences to the family of Shinzo Abe, the Government and the friendly people of Japan on behalf of the Maldivian people.