President Joe Biden called Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and talked about former President Donald Trump attending the funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s family and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Abe, 67, was assassinated by a man with a handmade gun in a campaign speech in Nara on Friday. Prime Minister Abe’s death was officially declared hours later.
According to the White House, Biden called Kishida on Friday and said, “I expressed his anger, sadness, and deep condolences for the tragic and violent shooting of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.” read out Of the call.
“The president emphasized that he and the Americans were standing with the Prime Minister and the Japanese people while in mourning,” the reading said.
“The President pointed out the importance of Prime Minister Abe’s lasting legacy with a free and open vision of the Indo-Pacific and the establishment of QUAD meetings in Japan, the United States, Australia and India.
“The President notes his unwavering confidence in the strength of Japan’s democracy, and the two leaders discuss how Shinzo Abe’s legacy will survive while continuing his important mission of protecting peace and democracy. rice field.”
The White House also shocked the assassination of Prime Minister Abe by issuing a joint statement on Friday from Biden, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Prime Minister Abe was a revolutionary leader in Japan’s relations with Japan. He also played a shaping role in the establishment of the Quad Partnership, advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific shared vision. I made a tireless effort to do this. ” Said..
“Our heart is in the Japanese people, and in Prime Minister Kishida, at this moment of sadness. We praise Prime Minister Abe by doubling our work towards a peaceful and prosperous region.”
Trump considering attending a funeral
Trump separately Told Breitbart In an exclusive interview that he was talking to Abe’s family after the death of the former Prime Minister.
Trump said when asked if he would attend Abe’s funeral, according to a report released from the outlet on Friday. We’re talking to their family … we’re going to see it, we’re talking about it now. “
“We love our families. His wife is an amazing woman,” the former president added. “”[Abe] It is loved very much in Japan. Imagine it being an incredible celebration of life. “
Mr. Trump said he was the first world leader he met after Prime Minister Abe took office as President of the United States in 2016.
“He was very special. All aspects of the man were very special. Was he the first person I saw? Do you remember him coming early? He was in the election He came shortly after — he was the first person I saw, but we had a special relationship, ”Trump said.