The Head of State was deeply saddened by the tragic news of the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "The global community knows Shinzo Abe as a prominent politician who worked tirelessly for many years for the development and prosperity of his country. He was a wise leader who played a significant role in strengthening international stability and security. Shinzo Abe's image as a person who embodied the friendly and trusting relations between Kazakhstan and Japan and as a statesman who made a great contribution to strengthening the multifaceted cooperation between our countries will find its proper place in the memory of the people of Kazakhstan. On behalf of the people of Kazakhstan and myself, I express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Shinzo Abe and to all of your compatriots," the letter reads.