Kishida acknowledges Shinzo Abe’s safety concerns and calls for action
TOKYO, July 14 – RIA Novosti. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida acknowledged the security concerns of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who lost his life in an attack in the city of Nara, and announced that he intends to examine the circumstances of the incident in detail and take all necessary measures as soon as possible. To fix the VIP security situation – contacts, including those from other countries.
“I take this case very seriously. Frankly, I believe there are security issues. Now the Public Safety Commission and the National Police Service are analyzing and identifying the problems. They have also reported that certain measures have been taken. But I would like to. So the situation will be analyzed in detail, and we will be around the world.” Appropriate measures are taken as soon as possible to fix what needs to be fixed (with security), including the area of protection of VIPs.
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was mortally wounded while speaking at a campaign rally in Nara Province on July 8. His killer, 41-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami, shot Abe twice in the back with a makeshift gun. In the second shot, the politician was wounded in the neck and chest, and it was fatal. As the doctors said, the wound in the chest was so deep that it reached the heart. Shinzo Abe died of blood loss at 17:00 (11 Moscow time) on Friday. His funeral and cremation took place on 12 July.
Earlier this week, the Japanese government decided to posthumously award former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the country’s highest rank, the Supreme Order of the Chained Chrysanthemum. A state funeral is scheduled for this fall.
Shinzo Abe will become the second post-war former prime minister whose state funeral was held after his death. The first was former Japanese Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida, who died on October 20, 1967.
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