Japan-Brazil Relations

September 22, 2022
Minister Hayashi and Minister França who shake hands with a smile facing straight at a camera
Minister Hayashi and Minister França who have a sofa and a talk

On September 22, commencing at 1:15 p.m. (local time; 2:15 a.m. on September 23 JST) for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, who is visiting New York, the United States, to attend the United Nations General Assembly, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Carlos França, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi expressed his pleasure to meet Minister França face-to-face for the first time and conveyed his congratulations on Brazil’s bicentennial anniversary of independence on September 7.
  2. Minister Hayashi also stated that Japan would like to cooperate with Brazil as a "strategic global partner" that shares fundamental values amid the current severe international situation and to cherish the special ties through the Nikkei community of more than two million people in Brazil. In response, Minister França agreed to the statement.
  3. The two Ministers reaffirmed the cooperation between Japan and Brazil, both of which will serve as non-permanent members of the Security Council next year, over the reinforcement of the functions of the UN as a whole, including reform of the Security Council, as the international order becomes unstable and upholding the rule of law is becoming more important.
  4. The two Ministers discussed agenda items such as bilateral cooperation as well as cooperation in the international arena. They also shared the view that the Japan-Brazil economic relations have great potential and that they would continue to discuss a way of enhancing economic ties further in various fields, including 5G and efforts towards decarbonization. They reaffirmed continued cooperation on regional situations including the response to North Korea such as the nuclear and missile issues and the abduction issue.

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