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UN mourns assassination of former Japanese prime minister

United Nations, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, today expressed great regret for the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an act that deeply shocks that country.

This is how the headline expressed through a statement and expressed his condolences to Abe’s family and to the people and Government of Japan.

Guterres highlighted in a statement the example of the Japanese politician, whom he considered a staunch defender of multilateralism, respected leader and supporter of the United Nations.

During his lifetime, he said, he had a strong commitment to promoting peace and security, advocating for the Sustainable Development Goals and advocating for universal health coverage.

As the longest-serving prime minister, he devoted himself to reviving his country’s economy and serving the people of Japan, he stressed.

Abe, 67, Prime Minister of Japan from 2006 to 2007 and from 2012 to 2020, was shot dead while giving a speech a few hours ago near Yamato Saidaiji station, Nara prefecture.

This was an act in support of the candidates of the Liberal Democratic Party, regarding the elections next Sunday to renew the upper house of the Japanese parliament.

According to the NHK news network, the former prime minister collapsed and was taken to a nearby hospital while suffering from cardiopulmonary arrest.

The Police arrested the aggressor at the scene, added that medium, and is investigating the details of the attack.


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