The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants condemned, in the strongest terms, the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
“This crime claimed the lives of a prominent Japanese and international figure with distinguished fingerprints in all international forums and in the establishment of the rules of international law,” the statement said.
‘His assassination was a loss not only for the friendly Japanese people but for the entire international community,” it added.
“The late was a friend of Lebanon and his people as a member of the Japan-Lebanese Parliamentary Friendship Committee, and he has previously visited Lebanon in this capacity,” the statement went on.
“I extend my sincere condolences to His Majesty the Emperor, the Government and the Japanese people, especially his family,” the statement concluded.