Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe announced his retirement on Friday from his position by considering his health issues. In the month of June this year he said to press conference that ” I was told that there were signs of recurrence of my chronic condition called ulcerative colitis, and i did my best at work. while taking medicine,” He also added that ” but starting the middle of last month, my physical condition changed, and i felt very exhausted. Recurrence of the disease was confirmed at then beginning of this month”. citing his worsened health condition and treatment which could threaten the decision making process, Abe said he would step down.
he states that ” In politics, getting results is the most important thing. Facing illness and treatment and being in poor physical form, I could not let myself make mistakes in important political decisions and fail to achieve results”. he also added ” I have decided that i should not continue to hold the position of prime minister,as i can no longer firmly carry out the mandate given to me by people . I’ve decided to resign as prime minister”. Prime minister of India Narendra Modi praised his work and efforts during the ruling period which made a good relationship between japan-India, and also wished him for his recovery from his health issue.