New Derlhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend Japana’s former PM Shinzo Abe’s state funeral. Modi will visit Japan for the purpose on September 27, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet his counterpart, Fumio Kishida during the visit, it said.
Abe, Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister, was assassinated on July 8 after a gunman had opened fire at him from behind when he was delivering an election campaign speech in Nara prefecture.
US Vice President Kamala Harris, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and several other world leaders would be attending Abe’s funeral.
According to reports, more than 6,000 people are expected to attend Abe’s state funeral at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo