Messages of condolence from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the President of Russia and from Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia on the Murder of the Ambassador of Russia to Turkey
December 20, 2016
Following the murder of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey in Ankara on December 20 (December 19 local time), on December 20 Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, and Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, respectively sent messages of condolence to H.E. Mr. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation, and H.E. Mr. Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.