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NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Tokyo, Japan, later on Monday to attend the state funeral of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

In a series of tweets, the prime minister said, “I am travelling to Tokyo tonight to participate in the State Funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe, a dear friend and a great champion of India-Japan friendship."

“I will be conveying heartfelt condolences to Prime Minister Kishida and Mrs. Abe on behalf of all Indians. We will continue working to further strengthen India-Japan relations as envisioned by Abe San. @kishida230"

“I will be conveying heartfelt condolences to Prime Minister Kishida and Mrs. Abe on behalf of all Indians. We will continue working to further strengthen India-Japan relations as envisioned by Abe San,“ PM Modi said in a tweet.

On 8 July, Abe was shot dead while making a campaign speech. As Japan’s longest-serving prime minister whose life was cut short at age 67, Abe is only the second prime minister to get a state funeral.

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