Finance Minister Marsudi offers condolences on the death of Shinzo Abe

Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA) – Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has expressed deepest sympathy and condolences over the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who was shot dead during a speech delivered in Nara Prefecture, Japan.

“His dedication to serving the country and its people will always be remembered as the best example for all,” Marsudi told a press conference after the G20 foreign ministers meeting here on Friday. .

Abe, 67, was shot while campaigning in Nara prefecture for a candidate for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the upper house elections scheduled for Sunday. The shooter shot Abe twice from behind as he gave a speech.

From the campaign location, located near a train station, Abe was rushed to a hospital in Nara Prefecture, where he was pronounced dead.

The shooter, Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, was arrested at the scene for attempted murder, police said.

Abe was Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. Tributes poured in from political figures around the world following news of his death, Japan Kyodo reports the news agency.

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