President Jair Bolsonaro recently published a note on his Twitter account in which he regrets the Death of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The former prime minister’s death came after he was shot today (8) during a rally in the city of Nara, near Kyoto.
The rally took place before the elections for the Japanese Senate, scheduled for Sunday (10). Abe was speaking in support of Kei Sato, a member of the Upper House of Parliament who is running for re-election as representative of the city of Nara. Japanese police have detained a suspect in the attack, Tetsuya Yamagami.
“I receive with extreme indignation and sorrow the news of the death of @AbeShinzo, a brilliant leader who was a great friend of Brazil. I extend to Abe’s family, as well as to our Japanese brothers, my solidarity and the wish that God takes care of their souls in this moment of pain,” Bolsonaro said on the social network.
The Brazilian president announced, in another post, that he had declared official mourning in the country, in recognition of the good relationship between the Japanese politician and Brazil.
“As a sign of our respect for the Japanese people, of recognition for Shinzo Abe’s friendship with Brazil and of solidarity in the face of unjustifiable cruelty, I have decreed official mourning throughout the country for 3 days. May his murder be punished with rigor. Japan”, tweeted the Brazilian president.
The 67-year-old Shinzo Abe was Prime Minister of Japan from 2006 to 2007 and later from 2012 to 2020. He was the longest-serving Japanese leader in office.