President arrives in Tokyo for late Japanese PM's funeral ​

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(VOVWORLD) - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Tokyo on Sunday to attend a state funeral for late Prime Minister Abe Shinzo.  
President arrives in Tokyo for late Japanese PM's funeral  ​ - ảnh 1PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a high-ranking Party and State delegation arrive in Tokyo on September 25, 2022, for the state funeral for late Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. (Photo: VNA)

The state funeral, due to take place on Tuesday, is the second of its kind held for a former Japanese Prime Minister since World War II, following the first for late PM Yoshida Shigeru in 1967.

About 6,000 foreign guests, including heads of state and government, are expected to attend the event.

President Phuc is also scheduled to attend a reception for delegation heads to be hosted by the Japanese Emperor,hold talks with PM Kishida Fumio, and meet with representatives from Japan’s National Diet and localities, as well as some delegation heads.

Abe, 67, was Japan's longest-serving PM. He stayed in this position from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020.

He signed the Japan-Vietnam Joint Statement “Toward a Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity in Asia” in 2006, setting the first milestone for the strategic partnership between the two countries, and signed another joint statement upgrading the relationship to an extensive strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in Asia in 2014.