Japan-Chile Summit Meeting
On August 25, commencing at 6:30 p.m. (August 26, 1:30 a.m. JST) for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, during his visit to France to attend the G7 Summit in Biarritz, held a summit meeting with H.E. Dr. Sebastián Piñera, President of the Republic of Chile. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the beginning, Prime Minister Abe stated: “I would like to express my gratitude for your proactive contribution at the G20 Osaka Summit, including promotion of free trade and addressing climate change.” In addition, Prime Minister Abe stated: “Japan and Chile are strategic partners sharing fundamental values, and Japan will coordinate closely with Chile in a wide range of areas. Japan will not spare cooperation for the successful holding of APEC and COP25, of which Chile holds this year’s presidency, and Japan expects Chile will demonstrate leadership.”
- In response, President Piñera stated: “I would like to congratulate on the successful G20 Osaka Summit. Chile would like to express its appreciation for Japan’s cooperation for successful APEC and COP25, of which we hold this year’s presidency.”
- Regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP11) Agreement, Prime Minister Abe expressed his expectation for Chile’s swift completion of domestic procedures, and President Piñera responded by explaining the current status. The two leaders shared the view to advance concrete bilateral cooperation, including cooperation on an issue facing both Japan and Chile, namely, aging society, as well as cooperation in the area of science and technology. Furthermore, President Piñera expressed support for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP). The leaders also shared the view that they would strength collaboration between Japan and the Pacific Alliance.