- President Rodrigo Duterte has learned about the resignation of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
- He issued a heartfelt statement to wish the Japanese leader a speedy recovery
- The country’s chief executive also described his fellow leader as someone who is kind and has a strong character
- It can be remembered that Abe has stepped down from his post at the age of 65 due to his current medical condition
President Rodrigo Duterte has finally issued a statement regarding the much-talked-about resignation of Shinzo Abe, the well-respected Prime Minister of Japan.
KAMI learned that the Japanese chief executive has decided to step down from his post because of his health condition. He has ulcerative colitis that he has been battling for many years.
The 75-year-old politician praised his fellow head of state for his vision and firm determination to do what is best for his people.
Duterte also stated that Abe is a true friend and that their relationship is closer than just being brothers.
“It is with much regret that I learned of Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s resignation. Through many years of our engagement, I have seen a leader with a bold vision and firm determination to do what was best for his country and our region… What we have worked for and achieved together lays a foundation for an even closer friendship and cooperation between our countries in the future,
“I will not forget Prime Minister Abe’s kindness and strength of character. He is to me and the Filipino people — a true friend closer than a brother. To Prime Minister Abe, I pray for your speedy and full recovery,” the president said.
Rodrigo Duterte is one of the most famous politicians in the Philippines. He won the 2016 elections with overwhelming 16 million votes.
He recently admitted that his doctor told him that his Barrett’s esophagus is already getting worse.
Boy Abunda was also asked a few weeks ago if he thinks the President had something to do with the shutdown of ABS-CBN.
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