We, the leaders of Australia, India, and the United States, are shocked at the tragic assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Prime Minister Abe was a transformative leader for Japan and for Japanese relations with each one of our countries.
He also played a formative role in the founding of the Quad partnership, and worked tirelessly to advance a shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Our hearts are with the people of Japan — and Prime Minister Kishida— in this moment of grief.
We will honour Prime Minister Abe’s memory by redoubling our work towards a peaceful and prosperous region.