Uncertainty has paved in with the recent departure of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and nations worldwide are speculating the differences it will make in terms of diplomatic relations.
On August 31, a Spokesperson of the Japanese Government said that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told U.S. President Donald Trump that a strengthening of the two nations’ alliance will remain in place even after Abe’s departure.
Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Akihiro Nishimura said, “He wants President Trump to rest assured because the policy of bolstering the Japan-U.S. alliance will remain unchanged.”
In a phone call to Trump that lasted about 30 minutes, and which was Abe’s first teleconference with a foreign leader since his abrupt resignation over worsening health, the former Japanese PM explained his decision to resign as Prime Minister on August 28.
Post the conversation, Trump praised Abe as Japan’s best head of government ever. President Trump tweeted, “Shinzo will soon be recognized as the greatest Prime Minister in the history of Japan, whose relationship with the U.S.A. is the best it has ever been. Special man.”
The state media reported that Abe could hold a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin as well.