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World Reacts To Shinzo Abe Shooting

by Kolkata Today

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been taken to hospital bleeding after collapsing while delivering a speech in the western city of Nara,according the Japanese broadcaster NHK

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was in grave condition on Friday after being shot while campaigning for a parliamentary election, with public broadcaster NHK saying a man with what appeared to be a homemade gun opened fired.

Japanese former prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot on Friday while campaigning in the city of Nara, a government spokesman said.

Reactions to Shinzo Abe shooting;

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida :

“Former prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot in Nara, before noon, and is currently in a grave condition. As far as I’ve heard, everything that can be done is being done to revive him. I am praying from the depths of my heart that his life will be saved. I am not aware of the motives and background behind this attack, but this attack is an act of brutality that happened during the elections – the very foundation of our democracy – and is absolutely unforgivable.”

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken :

“I do have to say before we meet how deeply saddened and deeply concerned we are by the news coming from Japan about the attempt on the life of Prime Minister Abe. We don’t know his condition, we do know he’s been shot and our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family, with the people of Japan. This is a very, very sad moment and we’re waiting news from Japan.”

U.S.Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel :

“Abe-san has been an outstanding leader of Japan and unwavering ally of the United States.”

“The U.S. government and American people are praying for the well-being of Abe-san, his family, and the people of Japan.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

“I don’t know what is behind this assassination attempt. I found out about it during the meeting. I was the first to start the speech by expressing my condolences to my Japanese colleague for what happened. There will probably be an investigation. I have nothing more to add.”

U K PM Boris Johnson:

“Utterly appalled and saddened to hear about the despicable attack on Shinzo Abe.
“My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”

Australian PM Anthony Albanese:

“Shocking news from Japan that former PM Shinzo Abe has been shot – our thoughts are with his family and the people of Japan at this time.”

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong :

“I am deeply shocked to learn that former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo was shot in Nara Prefecture this morning. This is a senseless act of violence.

“Mr Abe is a good friend of Singapore. I had just hosted him to lunch in May, on my visit to Tokyo. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr Abe and his family.”
Indian PM Modi :
“Deeply distressed by the attack on my dear friend Abe Shinzo. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, and the people of Japan.”

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin :

“It’s shocking news. I wish for former Prime Minister Abe’s speedy recovery,” Park told Japanese counterpart Hayashi Yoshimasa at the G20 meeting, according to his office.

Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifudfin Abdullah :

“I am saddened and shocked by the tragic shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The government and people of Malaysia are praying for his speedy recovery and for his family to be given strength to endure this tragedy.”

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern :

“I was deeply shocked to hear the news about the past Prime Minister to Japan, Shinzo Abe. He was one of the first leaders I formally met when I became Prime Minister. He was deeply committed to his role, and also generous and kind. I recall him asking after the recent loss of our pet when I met him, a small gesture but one that speaks to the kind of person he is. My thoughts are with his wife and the people of Japan. Events like this shake us all to the core.”

Taiwanese President Tsai Ingwen :

“I believe everyone is as surprised and sad as I am. Taiwan and Japan are both democratic countries with rule of law. On behalf of my government, I would like to severely condemn violent and illegal acts.

“Former Prime Minister Abe is not only a good friend of mine, but also a staunch friend of Taiwan’s. He has supported Taiwan for many years and spared no effort to promote the progress of Taiwan-Japan relations.”

Chinese ForeignMinistry spokesperson Zhao Lijian:

“We have noticed this sudden incident and were shocked. We are following the development of the situation and hope that former Prime Minister Abe will get out of danger and recover soon.”

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock:

“I’m shocked by the news that Shinzo Abe was shot. My thoughts are with him and his family.”

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg:

“Deeply shocked by the heinous shooting of Shinzo Abe as he was addressing voters. My thoughts are with him and his family. NATO stands with the people of our close partner Japan and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.”

European Council President Charles Michel:

“Shocked and saddened by cowardly attack on Shinzo Abe while performing his professional duties.

“A true friend, fierce defender of multilateral order & democratic values. EU stands with people of Japan and Fumio Kishida in these difficult times.

“Profound sympathies to his family.”


Japan Shinzo Abe Hospital  Health Administration Kolkata

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