Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed receives Shinzo Abe in Abu Dhabi. File / WAM
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has expressed his sincere condolences and sympathy to the Japanese government and people, and the bereaved family over the passing of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
In a statement, Sheikh Mohamed said, “We are deeply saddened to learn about the death of our dear friend Shinzo Abe who served his nation with honour and contributed to strengthening the fruitful relations between the UAE and Japan. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and the people of Japan.”
Shinzo Abe was a loyal friend of the UAE. He played an active role in consolidating the relations of the two countries, which witnessed unprecedented development and prosperity at all levels. The late leader also worked to strengthen his country’s role in supporting peace and stability at the regional and global levels.
The UAE President also expressed the UAE’s condemnation of this senseless act, as well as any form of violence, adding that the UAE will always remember his efforts to enhance the friendship and cooperation between their countries.
Earlier Sheikh Mohamed has sent a message of condolences to the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, on the death of Shinzo Abe.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, also sent a similar message to Kishida.