By: L.N. Reklai

October 23, 2017 (Koror, Palau) President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. conveyed his congratulations on behalf of the Republic of Palau to Japan’s Prime Minister Shizo Abe’s landslide victory this week.


The landslide victory in the snap elections gained Prime Minister Abe two-third majority in Japan’s parliament and secured his third term as prime minister in next September election.

“Your resounding victory in these snap elections reflect your outstanding leadership and commitment to the people of Japan and is a testament to the confidence they have in your and your leaders,” stated Remengesau in his letter.

Furthermore, President Remengesau reaffirmed Palau’s strongest commitment to stand with Japan “in every effort to stabilize regional security until such time as North Korea no longer represents an active threat to international peace.”

“I again, express my country’s full support, in the strongest possible terms, of Japan’s efforts and position in the United Nations Security Council to address the provocations of North Korea” added Rmengesau.

Remengesau further expressed Palau’s gratitude to Japan’s continued efforts and support of Palau and the region in addressing climate change, maritime security and sustainable use of ocean resources.

Prime Minister Abe called snap elections after Japan’s opposition split, gaining him supermajority in both upper and lower houses of Japan’s parliament. [/restrict]