President Irfaan Ali has express his condolences to the Government and people Japan on the assassination of Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
In a letter of condolence, the Head of state expressed “It is with profound sadness that I extend sincere condolences on behalf of the Government and people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to the Government and people of Japan, on the senseless assassination of Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.”
According to President Ali, former Prime Minister Abe was held in high esteem by the people of Guyana.
During his years in office, relations between Guyana and Japan were taken to a high levei
particularly through his interest in the implementation of bilateral programmes of
cooperation geared to support our climate change agenda, the letter added.
“The former Prime Minister will be remembered for his astute leadership and his relentless pursuit of strategic economic policies for the enhancement of the livelihood of the people of Japan.”
It is our fervent hope that the loved ones of Former Prime Minister Abe and the people
of Japan would be comforted by the knowledge that they remain in the thoughts and prayers of the people of Guyana during this difficult period of mourning.
The Japanese leader was shot twice while giving a speech for a political candidate at a road junction in the city of Nara on Friday morning.
The suspect, 41-year old Tetsuya Yamagami was tackled at the scene and is presently in police custody.
According to BBC news, the suspect admitted to shooting Abe with a homemade gun, and said he had a grudge against a "specific organisation”.