Telephone Conversation Between the Foreign Ministers of Japan and Brazil

July 15, 2010

Mr. Katsuya Okada, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone conversation with Mr. Celso Amorim, Minister of External Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, for about 30 minutes starting at 9:15 p.m. on July 15 (Thu), concerning his reappointment as Minister for Foreign Affairs, among other issues. The overview of the conversation is as follows:

  1. Minister Okada started the conversation with a few words regarding his reappointment and Minister Amorim congratulated Minister Okada on his reappointment. Minister Okada also stated that the two countries have been in close cooperation as members of the G4 nations for the reform of the UN Security Council and that Japan would like to continue to consult Brazil on this matter. In response, Minister Amorim stated that Brazil would like to continue his close coordination with Japan.

  2. Regarding Iran’s nuclear issue, Minister Okada stated that it is necessary to steadily implement UN Security Council Resolution 1929 as well as to maintain a window for dialogue with Iran. Minister Amorim responded that Brazil would call on Iran to take a flexible position.

  3. Furthermore, Minister Okada emphasized the role played by Brazil and other emergent democratic countries, and stated that he would like to enhance dialogue with them. In response, Minister Amorim stated that Brazil also wants to increase dialogue with Japan in various occasions.

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