Japan-Brazil Relations

September 18, 2023
Two Ministers who shake hands facing each other
Two Ministers who have a talk after having a seat

On September 18, commencing at 6:00 p.m. (local time; 7:00 a.m. on September 19 JST) for approximately 30 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting New York, the United States, to attend the United Nations General Assembly, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Mauro Vieira, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. The two Ministers shared the view that Japan and Brazil will continue to strengthen cooperation as "strategic global partners" and that they will work together towards the G20 Rio de Janeiro Summit next year, building on the achievements that led from the G7 Hiroshima Summit to the G20 New Delhi Summit.
  2. The two Ministers welcomed the mutual exemption of short-stay visas for ordinary passport holders, which will commence at the end of this month. They also concurred on stimulating people-to-people exchange toward next year, when the G20 Rio de Janeiro Summit will be held, and the year after that, the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Brazil.
  3. The two Ministers concurred on the strengthening of cooperation in the decarbonization and energy sectors, including hydrogen and biofuels, where Brazil has high potential.
  4. The two Ministers reaffirmed an outcome of the G7 Hiroshima Summit, where the participants concurred, in the presence of the leaders of Brazil and other invited countries, on the importance of the free and open international order based on the rule of law and the principles of the UN Charter.
  5. The two Ministers shared the view that a just and lasting peace in Ukraine is necessary and that they will work together to achieve it. With regard to UN Security Council reform, the two Ministers also shared the view that the G4 will work together to lead the reform.
  6. Regarding the discharge of ALPS treated water into the sea, which commenced at the end of August, Minister Kamikawa explained that Japan will continue to share information on safety of ALPS treated water to the international community based on scientific evidence, in a highly transparent manner and in good faith, while receiving the IAEA's review, and Minister Vieira expressed his support for Japan's efforts.

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