USMEF Statement on Death of Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe, former prime minister of Japan, died today at the age of 67.

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom issued this statement:

“USMEF is deeply saddened by the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In addition to being a strong and reliable ally of the United States, he was a true champion for trade. His leadership in advancing the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, which was a major win for U.S. agriculture, was courageous and relentless. He was also a driving force behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other key trade agreements.”

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