Foreign Minister (ODRI) Abdulla Shahid will be representing the Maldives on behalf of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, as his special envoy, at the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister H.E. Shinzo Abe. The Minister and other delegates have departed today to Japan to attend the funeral.

The former Prime Minister passed away due to injuries sustained following an attack on the former Prime Minister by a lone gunman at a public gathering that occurred on July 8, 2022.

Japanese authorities will hold a state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on 27 September, 2022, where a number of foreign dignitaries and state leaders will be attending.