Foreign Minister (O.D.R.I) Abdulla Shahid on Tuesday morning attended the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister H.E. Shinzo Abe. The Foreign Minister represented Maldives on behalf of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as his special envoy, at the funeral service held in Tokyo.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Khaleel and the Ambassador of Maldives to Japan, Hassan Sobir participated in the funeral service with the Foreign Minister. A number of state leaders and other foreign dignitaries were also present at the service.

The former Prime Minister passed away due to injuries sustained after being attacked by a lone gunman at a public gathering on 8 July, 2022.