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A Tribute to Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2) [2022年08月11日(Thu)]
On July 22, Ananta Aspen Centre, a think tank based in New Delhi, India, held a memorial service for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who died after being shot in western Japan on July 8.

I was invited to send a video message, in which I noted: “The government of India declared a day of state mourning as a mark of deepest respect, and Prime Minister Modi’s touching words of tribute and of condolence were all widely reported in Japan.”

“Let us together carry forward the legacy of Mr. Abe,” I said, adding: “Our efforts will be toward further strengthening Japan-India relations, and for the stability, prosperity, and peace of the region. This, I believe, is the best way to honor the soul of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.”

Among the participants who joined the event online were Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Dr. Kurt Campbell, coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs on the U.S. National Security Council, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and Dr. John Hamre, president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. They all spoke highly of Mr. Abe and said he would be missed.

For example, Mr. Abbott lauded Mr. Abe as the father of the “Quad,” which he said was the most important strategic development since the establishment of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). The Quad, or the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, consists of Japan, the United States, India and Australia, who share concerns about China’s increasingly assertive behavior. It is an informal strategic forum to tackle security, economic and health issues together.

I do believe Mr. Abe was a visionary for Japan, Asia and the world.

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My video message for the memorial service for former Prime Minister Abe held by Ananta Aspen Centre in New Delhi on July 22 can be seen here.
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