Morocco’s King offers condolences to Japan following assassination of Shinzo Abe
King Mohammed VI has sent a message of condolences to the Emperor of Japan Naruhito, following the fatal shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
In this message, the Sovereign said he learned with deep emotion and grief the despicable assassination of Shinzo Abe, expressing on this occasion to Emperor Naruhito and, through him, to the family and relatives of the late great statesman, his sincere condolences and feelings of compassion.
“I was deeply saddened by this tragic loss due to the cordial relations that the late PM had with the Kingdom of Morocco and his unwavering commitment to consolidating the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two nations,” said the Monarch.
In this painful circumstance, the Sovereign conveyed to Emperor Naruhito his heartfelt condolences to the Japanese people who have lost an accomplished political leader who devoted his life to serving the supreme interests of his fellow countrymen and to the achievement of their aspirations, while working tirelessly for the promotion of peace and prosperity in the world.
Abe was Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister and his death at the age of 67 has profoundly shocked his country and the world. He was shot dead while speaking at a political campaign event on Friday morning in the southern city of Nara.