TOKYO, March 24, Kyodo — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his British counterpart Theresa May on Friday that Japan stands alongside the country following this week’s deadly terror attack in central London, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
In a 10-minute telephone call, Abe expressed his condolences and offered May a message of solidarity over Wednesday’s vehicle and knife attack near the British parliament, which left five people dead including the lone attacker.
They both resolutely condemned acts of terror, the ministry said in a statement.
The leaders also affirmed that they will not bow to terrorism, but will further deepen coordination within the international community, including among the Group of Seven advanced nations, to wipe it out, the ministry said.
Abe, May and the other G-7 leaders are set to hold their annual gathering in Italy in two months’ time.