Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that he was “outraged and saddened” by the assassination Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abeand said he had ordered three days of national mourning in Brazil.
Abe, Japan’s longest-serving leader, died on Friday, hours after he was shot dead while campaigning for a general election in the western city of Nara.
Bolsonaro called Abe, who was 67, “a brilliant leader and great friend of Brazil” while sharing a picture with him on Twitter and urging that “such unjustified cruelty” be severely punished.
The Brazilian president met with Abe several times while attending a G-20 summit in Osaka months after taking office in 2019 and traveling back to Japan for an official visit later that year.
“We stand by Japan,” said Bolsonaro.
Brazil is home to the world’s largest Japanese population outside of Japan.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro ‘outraged’ at killing of Japan’s ex-PM Abe, orders three-day mourning – SABC News
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