The Daily Manila Shimbun


Abe sends congratulations to Macron 

May 8, 2017

Tokyo- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent Monday a congratulatory message to pro-European Union centrist Emmanuel Macron, who won the French presidential election on Sunday.
Macron's election "is a symbolic victory over inward-oriented and protectionist moves and a vote of confidence in the EU," Abe said in the message.
Japan "hopes to cooperate with France for peace and prosperity in the world in the face of continuing challenges to international order," Abe also said. (Jiji Press)