VP Ma’ruf Amin Pays Tribute to Former PM Shinzo Abe

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 27 September 2022
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Vice President Ma’ruf Amin attends the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Nippon Budokan, Choyoda, Tokyo. Tuesday (09/27). (Photo by: BPMI of Vice President Secretariat)

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin on Tuesday (09/27) attended the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Nippon Budokan, Choyoda, Tokyo.

“Former PM Abe was a person who played an important role in improving Indonesia-Japan relations so the two countries became strategic partners. He also took measures to strengthen relations between the people of Indonesia and Japan,” the Vice President said at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo shortly before heading to Nippon Budokan.

In addition to attending the state funeral of the former Prime Minister, the Vice President’s visit to Japan was also aimed at promoting closer relations and following up on various forms of cooperation that have been agreed upon by the two countries, particularly the agreement made during President Joko Widodo’s visit to Tokyo last July.

“We aim to strengthen relations between the two countries in various forms of more concrete cooperation,” he said.

The Vice President added that the cooperation would include the signing of the Amendment Protocol to the Indonesian-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJEPA) at the G20 Summit in Bali in November, investment cooperation, investment expansion, realization of investment expansion, new investments worth US$ 5.2 billion, strategic project agreements, infrastructure projects, fishery and agriculture cooperation, and potential cooperation in the field of sharia economy and halal industry.

“There are many other things to be followed up, including in energy sector,” he remarked. (BPMI of Vice President Secretariat/UN) (RI/EP)

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