Courtesy Call on Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio by Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of the Argentine Republic Santiago Andrés Cafiero
On August 29, commencing at 4:05 p.m., for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, received a courtesy call from H.E. Mr. Santiago Andrés Cafiero, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of the Argentine Republic, who is visiting Japan.
- At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida welcomed Foreign Minister Cafiero’s first visit to Japan. Prime Minister Kishida also expressed his hope to strengthen ties with Argentina, which is a "strategic partner" for Japan and a supplier of important mineral resources such as lithium, in light of this year’s 125th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
- In response, Foreign Minister Cafiero expressed his desire to work towards the further enhancement of the bilateral relations including in the field of resources. Prime Minister Kishida also explained Japan's position on the recently initiated discharge of ALPS treated water into the ocean, referring to the assessment in the IAEA Comprehensive Report, and Foreign Minister Cafiero expressed his understanding and support for Japan's efforts.
- Prime Minister Kishida and Foreign Minister Cafiero shared the view that the two countries would work together on various issues in the international arena including nuclear disarmament and climate change.