The President of the Republic, Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh, paid tribute to the memory of the former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, who died on Friday as a result of the gunshot attack of which he was victim this Friday morning during an election rally.

“The brutal death by assassination of the late Shinzo Abe is a fatal blow, beyond his person and Japan, to the entire free world,” said the Head of State.

“The hatred and denial behind the violence that ended his life are contrary to the boundless energy that characterized him to improve the lot and lives of people,” the President also said.

“An ingenious politician, he leaves behind a wide repertoire of creativity and intelligence,” continued President Guelleh, lamenting “the passing of a great democrat, a man of ideas and actions, an unbridled supporter of the brotherhood of peoples and multilateralism.

The Head of State finally expressed his “sad condolences to the friendly people and government of Japan and to the relatives of the deceased former Prime Minister”.

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