Tsai Pays Respects to Abe in Taipei 蔡蘇等政要 赴日台交流協會悼念安倍

President Tsai Ing-wen, Premier Su Tseng-chang and other senior officials paid their respects to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association. Tsai thanked Abe for his contributions to bilateral relations.

President Tsai Ing-wen and Presidential Secretary-General David Lee paid their respects to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association. They also left a message on the message board: "Taiwan's eternal good friend, thank you for your contributions to the friendship between Taiwan and Japan, and to world democracy, freedom, human rights and peace."

Tsai Ing-wen, ROC President: “I thank former Prime Minister Abe for his contributions to Taiwan-Japan relations. It's like the song that he played which is called flowers are blooming. We will continue working hard to make more blossoms of Taiwan-Japan cooperation bloom and bear fruit.”

Premier Su Tseng-chang also paid his respects, saying when Taiwan was at its lowest, Abe supported Taiwan and went so far as to say "Taiwan's troubles are Japan's troubles." Su also called Abe "Taiwan's eternal good friend."

Su Tseng-chang, ROC Premier: “When Taiwan was at its lowest and in desperate need of vaccines, he used his influence to have the Japanese government donate vaccines to Taiwan on three separate occasions. ”

Legislative Speaker Yu Shyi-kun and his predecessor, Su Jia-chyuan, also paid their respects. The association thanked Taiwan's politicians for taking time out of their busy schedules to mourn Abe.

Hiroyasu Izumi, Representative, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Taipei Office: “Taiwan is sharing in the sadness and tragedy. Everyone is praying for Prime Minister Abe's soul to be at peace.”

Many members of the public have also left their condolences and messages of gratitude for Abe outside the association.











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