World leaders are continuing to express their well wishes as former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe undergoes emergency treatment in the hospital after he was shot on Friday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and the people of Japan,” wrote Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, on Twitter.
Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö also tweeted that he was “deeply shocked” by the “violent attack,” extending his thoughts to Abe’s family and the Japanese nation.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said he was shocked by the “sad news,” adding: “We send our prayers & best wishes for his early recovery & good health.”
The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, called the shooting a “cowardly attack,” praising Abe as “a true friend, fierce defender of multilateral order & democratic values.”