Prime Minister Abe’s intention to resign August 28, 6:30 p.m.
This is the reaction of countries and regions to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to resign.
Major U.S. media report
Major U.S. media outlets quoted domestic media reports in a bulletin, with the New York Times reporting that he was resigning due to poor physical condition just four days after his tenure in office reached an all-time high.
President Trump met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before he took office, building a personal relationship of trust through his hobby of golf, and the relationship between the two leaders was regarded as the best among the leaders of each country in the United States.
In addition, the U.S. government regards Japan as the most important ally in Asia and places greater importance on Japan-U.S. cooperation amid fierce confrontation with China.
President Trump is said to have listened to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Asian security issues, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation is likely to have a certain impact on the Trump administration’s diplomacy in Asia.
Therefore, the U.S. government is also having a serious interest in collecting information on the political trends in Japan after the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs “I hope that relations between the two countries will progress toward improvement and development”
As for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s announcement of his intention to resign as prime minister, a spokesman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liu Thinging, said at a press conference today, “We are keeping a close eye on relevant reports, but it is a domestic issue in Japan and we will not comment on it. We hope that the two countries are next to each other and that our relations will continue to improve and develop.”
South Korea’s presidential office “has played a role in the development of relations between the two countries”
The South Korean presidential office issued a statement.
“As prime minister with the longest term in office, I sorry for the announcement of the sudden resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has played many roles for the development of relations between the two countries, especially for a long time. I hope he recovers quickly.”
On that basis, the South Korean government will continue to cooperate with the newly served Japanese prime minister and the new Cabinet for the development of friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries.
Personal relationship of trust with Prime Minister Modi, India
The Indian government has not yet issued an official response to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation, but some media outlets have said they will resign for health reasons. I don’t know who will replace him yet.”
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Modi of India have developed relations between Japan and India to the highest possible time in history under a personal relationship of trust.
The number of Japanese companies that have expanded into India and the construction of cooperative relationships in the digital field has increased to more than 1,400.
We have also strengthened infrastructure exports, including the launch of a 500-kilometer high-speed rail project connecting Mumbai and Amerdabad in western India, where Japanese Shinkansen technology will be introduced.
On the other hand, with China’s maritime expansion in mind, we have strengthened our relationship in the security field by regularly conducting training between the Self-Defense Forces and indian forces in order to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Indian media reported that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Modi are expected to hold an online summit meeting in early September to further strengthen relations.
EU ‘as a pillar of multilateral cooperation’
Michel, president of the EU-European Union, posted on Twitter today, “I would like to thank the EU and Japan for building a close and strong cooperative relationship under the leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.”
“You have worked to make Japan one of the pillars of today’s multilateral cooperative relationship. My friend, I pray for your health and hope to see you again soon.”
Taiwan’s President Liu Ying “was friendly to Taiwan”
At a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan’s President Ban English said, “Prime Minister Abe has always been friendly to Taiwan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was very active in both policy and exchanges with the people of Taiwan. We value Prime Minister Abe’s friendship with Taiwan very much and hope for his health.”