Japan-Brazil Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
September 20, 2017
- On the afternoon of September 20 (local time; the morning of September 21, Japan time) for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, who is visiting New York to attend a United Nations (UN) General Assembly, held a Japan-Brazil Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with H.E. Aloysio Nunes, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil. The overview is as follows.
- Minister Kono explained that Brazil is an important partner to Japan, with which it shares fundamental values such as democracy and the rule of law, and he hopes to deepen close cooperation at the global level, including UN reform. Minister Kono also thanked Foreign Minister Nunes for attending the opening ceremony for Japan House São Paulo in April this year.
- Foreign Minister Nunes noted that next year marks the 110th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Brazil, and explained that he hopes this will be an opportunity to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
- Minister Kono explained that North Korea is a threat to the international community, and it will be necessary for the international community as a whole to exert a new and unprecedented level of pressure, and he requested Brazil’s understanding and cooperation. The two ministers shared the view that they will continue to collaborate closely in the future.