HomeWhat's HappeningIndia NewsNarendra Modi will attend Shinzo Abe's state funeral on September 27.

Narendra Modi will attend Shinzo Abe’s state funeral on September 27.

The former Japanese PM’s official farewell ceremony will be attended by PM Modi. The ceremony will take place at the Kitanomaru National Garden in Tokyo, on September 27. He may also meet with Japanese PM Fumio Kishida.

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The former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will have a state funeral and PM Narendra Modi will attend.

The state funeral for September 27 has been scheduled by the Japanese government.

India’s key allies include Japan.

Japanese media reported on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to attend the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next month. A state funeral for Abe has been scheduled by the Japanese government for September 27.

The ceremony will take place at the Kitanomaru National Garden in Tokyo. According to the Kyodo news agency, the Prime Minister will attend the official farewell ceremony.

The report added that he is also likely to hold a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. India’s key allies in the region include Japan, with both countries cooperating in the Quad format of comprehensive partnership alongside the United States and Australia. Both during and after Abe’s tenure, Modi and Abe maintained friendly ties.

Abe invited his Indian counterpart to his family home in the Yamanashi prefecture during one of PM Modi’s official visits to Japan in 2018, signalling particularly warm ties between the two leaders.

Modi met Abe in May, nearly two years after the Japanese PM stepped down. This was part of Modi’s visit to Japan to take part in the Quad summit.

During a campaign speech in the Japanese city of Nara on July 8, Abe was attacked. After being shot from behind, he was conscious immediately, but then his condition became critical during transportation, with cardiac and pulmonary arrest.

A local hospital pronounced him dead later that day.PM Modi declared one day of national mourning in India after the assassination of Abe.”My Friend, Abe San” is a blog written by PM Modi.

Abe’s passing away is a great loss to Japan and the world.”I have lost a dear friend,” he said. This will be the second state funeral for a former prime minister since World War 2, with Abe`s funeral taking place on September 27. Shigeru Yoshida was the first one held in 1967.The sentence should read:
Other prime ministers have received a joint Cabinet Office and Liberal Democratic Party service.

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