The Eleventh Japan-Central America Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation

April 2, 2008

  1. The Eleventh Japan-Central America Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation will take place on April 4 (Fri) (Japan time: April 5 (Sat)) in San Salvador, El Salvador.
     
  2. This Forum, a vice-ministerial meeting, has been held, in principle, every year, alternately in Japan and a Central American country, since 1995 to promote mutual understanding of foreign policies between Japan and Central America, in the wake of the end of conflict and the progress of democratization in Central American countries since the 1990s.
     
  3. El Salvador will chair the Eleventh Forum.  The Forum will discuss the cooperation regarding Central American integration, sustainable development (including the environment, climate change and disaster prevention), the development of economic relations, and other matters, which were announced by the leaders of Japan and Central America in 2005.  After the Forum, a joint statement will be issued and a joint press conference will be held.  From Japan, Mr. Akira Miwa, Director-General, Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, Foreign Ministry, will take part in the Forum.
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