State Minister for Foreign Affairs TAKEI and Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs AKIMOTO’s attendance at the Argentine National Day Reception
May 25, 2023
On May 25, 2023, Mr. TAKEI Shunsuke, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Mr. AKIMOTO Masatoshi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended the Argentine National Day Reception, which was held at the Official Residence of the Argentine Ambassador to Japan. The overview is as follows:
- Following the opening remarks by Mr. Cesar Rodolfo CAMPOY, Charge d'Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Argentina in Japan, State Minister Takei made his remarks.
In his remarks, State Minister Takei stated that, following his own visit last October, Foreign Minister HAYASHI Yoshimasa also visited Argentina in January this year and welcomed the strengthening of the bilateral relations between the two countries as important partners who share values and principles such as freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. He also expressed his belief that Japan and Argentina can work further together in addressing various issues facing the international community.
Furthermore, State Minister Takei stated that the Nikkei (Japanese immigrants and descendants) community of approximately 65,000 people in Argentine has long served as a bridge between the two countries and that the Ministry would promote efforts to strengthen ties with the Nikkei communities in Latin America, including Argentina. He also expressed his hope for the revitalization of people-to-people exchanges and closer relations between the two countries through sports.
- State Minister Takei and Parliamentary Vice-Minister Akimoto had conversations with Mr. Campoy and other attendees, exchanging views on how to develop the bilateral relations further on the basis of the bonds of friendship that have been built through the efforts of a number of people over the long history of the relationship.