Akhannouch participates in the funeral of the former Prime Minister of Japan, assassinated 3 months ago – today 24

Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch will attend the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, assassinated three months ago, on Tuesday.

Akhannouch arrived in Tokyo on Monday to represent King Mohammed VI at the funeral of the former Japanese Prime Minister. Upon arrival at Haneda International Airport, he was received by Endo Shigeru, Delegate Minister for Foreign Affairs, as well as by Moroccan Ambassador Rashad Bouhlel.

More than 700 foreign guests are expected to attend Shinzo Abe’s funeral, which will be held in the Japanese capital on Tuesday.

Abe, one of the most influential politicians in his country, was assassinated on July 8, at the age of 67, when he was injured in a fire attack that he aimed at while giving an electoral speech, in the west of the country. country.

For days, Japan has been in a state of anger over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s announcement that an official funeral will be held for the former prime minister, according to the New York Times.

Some opinion polls show that more than 60 percent of Japanese people oppose hosting the state funeral, with Reuters reporting that the government estimates the funeral costs to be worth 1.65 billion yen ($11.5 million). , adding fuel to the fire at a time when many Japanese people are experiencing economic difficulties. .