King Abdullah II attends Japanese PM funeral

Jordan

Published: 2022-09-27 11:02

Last Updated: 2022-12-08 04:02


King Abdullah II attends Japanese PM funeral
King Abdullah II attends Japanese PM funeral

Tuesday, His Majesty King Abdullah II attended the official funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The funeral service was attended by over 4,000 people, including about 700 foreign representatives.

The artillery unit of the Self-Defense Forces fired 19 empty rounds of 105 mm howitzers while an urn with Abe's ashes was transported to the Nippon Budokan arena where the ceremony was being held.

Abe, the country's longest-serving prime minister, was shot dead by an attacker two weeks ago at an election rally.