Japan thanks Vietnam for the sadness of losing former Prime Minister Abe

Japan thanks Vietnam for sharing the sadness of losing former Prime Minister Abe - Photo 1.

Consul General Watanabe received his assignment in Ho Chi Minh City in April 2020 and witnessed the most difficult days when Vietnam experienced COVID-19 outbreaks – Photo: TTO

The letter from Japanese Consul General Watanabe also contains commitments from the Japanese side to further develop relations with Vietnam as Mr. Abe did during his lifetime.

Youth Online verbatim introduction of the message that Japan sent to the leaders and people of Vietnam:

“On July 8, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe passed away at the age of 67 from an unforgivably despicable and barbaric attack.

As an outstanding politician, he has achieved great achievements not only in Japan-Vietnam relations but also as a leader of the Asia-Pacific region and community. international.

The more expectations of his leadership talent, the more shocked people were speechless when they heard that he had suddenly passed away.

During the longest prime ministerial term in Japan’s constitutional history, which was 8 years and 8 months, especially in relation to Vietnam, right after being re-appointed prime minister for the second time, he chose Vietnam during his trip to Vietnam. First foreign trip in January 2013.

The relationship between Japan and Vietnam has been elevated to an ever-closer relationship: ‘Extensive Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia’.

As everyone knows, to establish such a good relationship, Mr. Abe had to built an intimate relationship between people through countless meetings and exchanges with Vietnam’s top leaders.

In the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” (FOIP) strategy initiated by Prime Minister Abe, Vietnam is an extremely important partner.

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which was negotiated and entered into force under Prime Minister Abe, with the cooperation of Japan and Vietnam, is the foundation of economic and economic relations. The two countries’ business is still expanding in the period of living with COVID-19.

Mr. Abe’s contributions to the development of Japan-Vietnam relations while in office have become invaluable legacies that cannot be counted.

After the former prime minister passed away, last week a large number of people visited the places where the Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City opened mourning books.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the leaders of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, the leaders of the southern provinces and a large number of Vietnamese people and the Japanese community in Vietnam for their support. Sending our sincerest condolences to the late Prime Minister.

As Prime Minister Kishida Fumio said on July 14, Japan will commemorate the late Prime Minister Abe in a national funeral to be held this fall.

In 2023, the two countries will welcome the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam, a huge milestone for the two countries.

It is a pity that next year we will not be able to celebrate with Mr. Abe the development of relations between the two countries – who planted the seed and now the seed has grown.

However, we will definitely join forces with all Vietnamese people, including Ho Chi Minh City people, to build the foundation for the further leap forward development of the two countries’ relations in the coming year.

We will strive to further develop Japan-Vietnam relations, following the will of the late Prime Minister Abe, who has always had a strong intention to develop relations between the two countries.

From the bottom of my heart, I pray for Mr. Abe’s soul.”

Vietnamese people engrave Mr. Abe's feelings Vietnamese people engrave Mr. Abe’s feelings

TTO – Today (July 12), the funeral of the late Prime Minister Abe Shinzo officially took place, after the traditional Tsuya ceremony on the evening of July 11 in Tokyo. In Vietnam, crowds of people lined up outside the Japanese Embassy in Hanoi to wait to write in mourning books.

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