The delegation of the Republic of Moldova was present at the funeral of the former Japanese prime minister. The ceremony began on Tuesday at the Nippon Budokan center in central Tokyo. More than four thousand people came to say goodbye to the politician, including about 700 foreign representatives.
At the same time, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița sent a message of condolences on her Twitter page.
“On the sad occasion of the State Funeral of the late Mr. Abe Shinzo, I remembered with gratitude his role in strengthening the friendship between our nations based on shared values. Condolences to Mrs. Abe Akie, her family and the Japanese people for the loss of a strong leader,” Gavrilița wrote.
Former Prime Minister Abe was shot dead on July 8 during an election rally. A private Buddhist funeral ceremony for family members and close friends was held at Zojoji Temple in Tokyo on July 12. Abe’s lifeless body was cremated.