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Tony Abbott on the assassination of Shinzo Abe.

With the death of Shinzo Abe in an act of shocking violence, Australia has lost a great friend and Japan has lost its most significant post-war leader.
Under Abe, Japan assumed its rightful place as the leading democracy of the western Pacific.
He was the father of the Quad, a friend to Taiwan, and a staunch defender of liberal values.
His grandfather concluded the original trade treaty between Australia and Japan and he concluded the more recent FTA, as well as adding a key strategic dimension to our already intimate partnership.
I was the beneficiary of many acts of friendship, including the attempted submarine partnership which would have eliminated any capability gap prior to our going nuclear.
This is a dreadful loss for Japan, for Australia and for a world where democracies stand strong and together.