July 9, 2022, 11.14 AM

“My family and I were deeply saddened to hear the news of the sudden and tragic death of the former prime minister, Shinzo Abe,” the queen said.

“I have fond memories of meeting Mr. Abe and his wife during their visit to the United Kingdom in 2016. His love for Japan and his desire to forge ever-closer bonds with the United Kingdom were clear.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “shocked and saddened beyond words.” Modi also said that India would observe one day of national mourning on Saturday to respect the former prime minister.

Many other world leaders reacted to the news, including leaders of Canada, Germany, Pakistan, Sweden, the Philippines, Australia, Spain, France, and Italy.

The International Olympic Committee praised Abe’s “vision, determination, and dependability,” which enabled the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics for one year because of the global spread of the coronavirus.

The IOC said it would have the Olympic flag flown at half-staff in the Olympic house in Lausanne, Switzerland, for three days.

Source: VOA

Dapatkan update berita pilihan dan breaking news setiap hari dari Kompas.com. Mari bergabung di Grup Telegram "Kompas.com News Update", caranya klik link https://t.me/kompascomupdate, kemudian join. Anda harus install aplikasi Telegram terlebih dulu di ponsel.

Page:
Source VOA News


Latest Video Video Lainnya >

Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Report
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.

More Headlines

News
November 28, 2022, 05.16 PM

Death Toll from Indonesia Quake Rises to 321

News
November 24, 2022, 05.14 PM

Malaysia: Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim Named PM

Close Ads