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Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Calls Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine a Threat to Asian Unity

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TRIBUNNEWS.COM, TOKYO – Former Japanese Prime Minister from the Liberal Democratic Party, Shinzo Abe gave a public lecture on the Russian military invasion of Ukraine at the International Islamic University Malaysia, Saturday (12/3/2022).

Shinzo Abe said the Russian invasion showed that unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force also pose a serious threat in Asia to unity.

Abe expressed his strong opposition to what Russia was doing.

Shinzo Abe visited Malaysia as a special envoy of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in response to the fact that it has been 65 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Malaysia.

Abe gave a public lecture at the International Islamic University Malaysia, Saturday (12/3/2022).

“The crisis we are seeing is a unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force and a serious threat to the rules-based international order,” Abe said as quoted by NHK, Saturday (12/3/2022).

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“The impact is not limited to Europe, it is a serious threat in Asia. We must voice the opposition simultaneously.”

“Countries that share the same basic values ​​must unite and oppose. I am concerned that there is a threat for all of us,” Abe said.

Abe also expressed his intention to strengthen relations between Japan and Malaysia in order to maintain order at sea that is free and open based on the rule of law.

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