After Attending Shinzo Abe Funeral , Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Way Back Home

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who was shockingly assassinated .

Abe’s widow, Akie Abe, in a black formal kimono, walked slowly into the Budokan hall venue carrying an urn containing her husband’s ashes, placed in a wooden box and wrapped in a purple cloth with gold stripes. Defence soldiers in white uniforms took Abe’s ashes and placed them on a pedestal filled with white and yellow chrysanthemum flowers and decorations.

In a tweet Modi PM Modi wrote, When I was in Tokyo earlier this yr, little did I imagine I would be back for solemn program of former PM Abe’s state funeral. He was a great leader, a phenomenal individual & someone who believed in India-Japan friendship. He shall live on in hearts of millions.”

Government, parliamentary and judicial representatives, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, will make condolence speeches, followed by Akie Abe.

Abe was cremated in July after a private funeral at a Tokyo temple days after he was assassinated while giving a campaign speech on a street in Nara, a city in western Japan.

After the conclusion Of Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted , PM Modi concludes a poignant visit to Tokyo. The legacy of former PM Shinzo Abe & the commitment of PM Modi & PM Kishida will continue to guide the India-Japan partnership to new heights

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