Trump says he pays his highest respect to Japan’s Abe, plans to call him

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (REUTERS) – President Donald Trump said on Friday (Aug 28) he considered Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a great friend and expressed concern over his decision to step down for health reasons.

“I want to pay my highest respect to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe … a great friend of mine,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One.

In a photo from Feb 10, 2017, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) meets US President Donald Trump at the White House.
In a photo from Feb 10, 2017, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) meets US President Donald Trump at the White House.PHOTO: REUTERS

“I just feel very badly about it.”

Trump said Abe loved his country very much and said he planned to call him.

Abe announced on Friday he was resigning because of poor health.

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