Prime Minister to attend the funeral of Abe Shinzo
Staff, 2022-09-21 07:07:53,
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced he will travel to Japan, from September 24 to 28, to attend the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. The Prime Minister will convey Canadians’ condolences for the loss of a strong ally and friend, and reaffirm Canada’s commitment to our partnership with Japan.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will also meet with the Prime Minister of Japan, Kishida Fumio, to advance shared priorities as Japan prepares to assume the G7 Presidency in 2023. The meeting will also reaffirm and strengthen the strategic partnership between Canada and Japan, most notably our joint commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region. The prime ministers will also discuss regional security issues, including the threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. While there, the Prime Minister will meet with Canadians who are supporting security and peace in the region.
“Mr. Abe was a dedicated, visionary leader who brought Canada and Japan closer together during his time as Prime Minister. On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest condolences to former Prime Minister Abe’s family and friends, and to the Japanese people. His presence and influence will be missed.”
- Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed Prime Minister Abe to Canada in 2019 and they cooperated closely over several years within the G7,G20, Asia-Pacific…
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