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International reaction to Abe resignation

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the country’s lengthiest offering leading, claimed on Friday he is surrendering due to wellness factors.

Here is what some international leaders and also businessmen are claiming concerning Abe:

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON

“@AbeShinzo has achieved great things as PM of Japan — for his country and the world,” Johnson claimed on Twitter.

“Under his stewardship the UK-Japan relationship has gone from strength to strength in trade, defence and our cultural links. Thank you for all your years of service and I wish you good health.”

RUSSIA

The Kremlin is sorry for that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has actually determined to action down, spokesperson Dmitry Peskov claimed, explaining the functioning connections in between Abe and also President Vladimir Putin as “brilliant.”

TAIWAN PRESIDENT TSAI ING-WEN

“Prime Minister Abe was always friendly to Taiwan, whether on policy or the rights and interests of Taiwan’s people — he was extremely positive. We value his friendly feelings towards Taiwan and hope he is healthy.”

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SOUTH KOREA — PRESIDENTIAL BLUE HOUSE SPOKESMAN KANG MIN-SEOK

“We are sorry for the abrupt resignation news of Prime Minister Abe, that has actually left numerous purposeful success as Japan’s longest-serving head of state, and also has additionally specifically played a huge function for advancement in South Korea and also Japan’s reciprocal connections.

“We desire the head of state a fast recuperation. Our federal government will certainly proceed teamwork with the brand-new head of state and also the brand-new closet for better connections with Japan.”

KWONG TAE-SHIN, VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERATION OF KOREAN INDUSTRIES, A SOUTH KOREAN BUSINESS LOBBY GROUP

“President Moon Jae-in and Abe do not have good personal relationship, which contributed to adverse bilateral ties. When a new leader takes office in Japan, he can give momentum to improving bilateral relations. The two countries acknowledge that unnecessary diplomatic and trade conflicts would not help each other at a time when COVID-19 further adds difficulty to trade and business activities globally.”

MARCUS SCHURMANN, CEO, GERMAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN JAPAN

“He did a great deal of great with pertains to simply to the reality that he was just one of the essential marketers for multilateralism and also open market and also did a whole lot to relocation to Japan back onto the globe phase. Japan recouped the exposure and also acknowledgment the third-largest economic situation on the planet is worthy of.

“We have FTAs and also he additionally took on a great deal of challenging issues. Just thinking of connections with China, connections additionally with Russia, as well as additionally the challenging connection with the U.S. a minimum of given that Trump entered power.

“I do not desire to state he stopped working, however a minimum of what is an unresolved issue is the connection was Korea. I believe that’s the type of issue which his follower has to deal with.

“He did well in bringing the Olympics to Tokyo. I believe this is additionally a significant accomplishment we must not fail to remember.”

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