Japan-Mozambique Relations

March 18, 2024
(Photo) Japan-Mozambique Foreign Ministers' Talks

On March 18, commencing at 1:00 p.m. local time (2:00 a.m. on March 19 JST) for approximately 15 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting New York, U.S. to attend the Ministerial Meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), held bilateral talks with H.E. Ms. Verónica Nataniel MACAMO Dlhovo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Mozambique. The overview of the talks is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Kamikawa stated that Japan would like to cooperate closely with Mozambique, which is a non-permanent member of the UNSC this year together with Japan, to maintain and strengthen a free and open international order based on the rule of law as well as to ensure human dignity including "Women, Peace, and Security (WPS)". In response, Minister Macamo expressed her gratitude again for the hospitality during her visit to Japan last November and stated that she highly appreciates Japan’s leadership on the importance of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, including today’s Ministerial Meeting at the UNSC.
  2. Minister Kamikawa, while referring to yesterday’s ballistic missile launch by North Korea, explained the importance of dealing with North Korea, including the nuclear and missile issues as well as the abductions issue and of strengthening the functions of the United Nations including the Security Council reform. The two ministers concurred in working more closely together as non-permanent members of the Security Council.
  3. Minister Kamikawa requested Mozambique Government’s continued efforts to improve and maintain security in the Cabo Delgado Province in northern Mozambique, referring to the bilateral cooperation so far. In response, Minister Macamo explained the security situation in the region and the Mozambican government’s efforts to address the situation. Minister Macamo also expressed her expectations for further investment from Japan to Mozambique. The two ministers ended the meeting in a friendly atmosphere, calling each other “Sister” and concurring to further promote cooperation between the two countries, including at the Security Council.

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