House President attends state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister

President of the House of Representatives Anita Demetriou has attended the state funeral of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.


A press release by the Parliament says that Demetriou, who is in Japan representing the Cyprus President, attended the official ceremony that took place at the Nippon Budokan Stadium, in Tokyo, in the presence of heads of state and government, Speakers of Parliaments and other high-ranking officials from various countries, who paid tribute to the memory of the deceased.


Later on, she attended an official ceremony that was held at the Akasaka Imperial Palace, where she conveyed the sincere condolences of the Cypriot government and the House of Representatives to Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, to Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Hirokazu Matsuno, to Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and the family of the deceased, the statement concludes.


Source: Cyprus News Agency