Japan-Peru Relations

August 22, 2023
(Photo) Japan-Peru Summit Video Teleconference Meeting (Photo: Cabinet Public Affairs Office)

On August 22, commencing at 10:45 a.m., for approximately 30 minutes, Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio held a Japan-Peru Summit video teleconference meeting with H.E. Ms. Dina Ercilia Boluarte Zegarra, President of the Republic of Peru. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, President Boluarte stated that today (August 21, local time in Peru) marked the 150th anniversary and Peru would like to deepen its bilateral relations with Japan further in various areas with this momentum. Prime Minister Kishida expressed his pleasure at holding this meeting with President Boluarte on the day marking the memorable 150th anniversary. He stated that Peru is an important “strategic partner” for Japan that share values and principles, and they would also like to cherish the special bond between the two countries through the Nikkei (Japanese immigrants and descendants) community.
  2. The two leaders, referring to high-level visits including Foreign Minister Hayashi’s visit this May, affirmed the importance of deepening the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries by taking the opportunity of the 150th anniversary, including through the mutual visits of training ships and the upcoming visit of Her Imperial Highness Princess Kako to Peru scheduled in November. The two leaders also confirmed that the two countries would continue to strengthen their trade and investment ties and the resilience of supply chains as well as cultural exchanges, and shared the view that they would work together for the success of APEC Peru 2024.
  3. The two leaders reaffirmed the importance of a free and open international order based on the rule of law, and concurred on their intention to work closely together in addressing challenges facing the international community.
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