Japan PM Kishida condemns shooting of Slovak prime minister

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has condemned the shooting of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, describing it as an attack against democracy.

On Thursday, Kishida posted on the social media platform X -- formerly known as Twitter -- that he was deeply shocked by the news and is praying for Fico's swift recovery.

He also expressed Japan's strong solidarity with the government and people of Slovakia.