Japan-Peru Relations

May 19, 2020

On May 19, commencing at 10:15 a.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit telephone talk with H.E. Mr. Martín Alberto VIZCARRA Cornejo, President of the Republic of Peru. The overview of the talk is as follows.

1. At the outset, the two leaders concurred on the importance of the traditionally cordial relations in various fields between the two countries. President Vizcarra explained the efforts Peru was making in relation to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while also emphasizing the vital role of collaboration in the global community, his high regard for Japan’s own efforts in the crisis, and his expectations for Japan’s support for Peru. Prime Minister Abe responded by describing Japan’s initiatives to combat COVID-19 and expressed his respect for the citizens of Peru uniting against the threat of COVID-19 under the leadership of President Vizcarra.

2. Prime Minister Abe then stated that Japan is looking into potential support for Peru, in accordance with the country’s request, to address COVID-19 in the country. In regards to which, President Vizcarra expressed his appreciation.

3. Prime Minister Abe also thanked the Peruvian government for their support in authorizing flights and transportation for Japanese nationals leaving Peru. In addition, he praised the amicable bilateral cooperation between the two countries, making reference to a return journey of a May 4 charter flight for Japanese nationals leaving Peru via Mexico, which enabled approximately 100 Peruvians to return home from Mexico.

4. Both leaders recognized that the utmost priority lies in addressing the spread of COVID-19 and coincided in continuing to work closely, both bilaterally and in the international arena, in order to overcome this adversity.

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