Japan-Honduras Foreign Ministers' Meeting
On September 26, commencing at 2:35 p.m., for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Eduardo Enrique REINA García, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Honduras, who is visiting Japan to attend the State Funeral for former Prime Minister Abe. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, Minister Hayashi expressed his gratitude for Minister Reina's visit to Japan, followed by the last visit in July of this year, and expressed his hope that Japan's various assistance to Honduras would contribute to the country's economic development. In addition, regarding the issue of immigration to the Unites States, which is a challenge for Honduras, Minister Hayashi stated that Japan would continue to provide support in addressing issues such as poverty and public safety, the root causes of migration.
- In response, Minister Reina reiterated his deep condolences on the passing of former Prime Minister Abe and his sympathies on behalf of President Castro, the government and people of Honduras. Minister Reina expressed his sincere appreciation for Japan's support to date, and asked for continued support for various development needs of Honduras, including measures to respond to natural disasters, stating that Japan is its important partner.
- The two ministers also exchanged views on regional situations and challenges of the international community. Minister Hayashi stated that the international community must unite to response in order to end Russia's aggression against Ukraine as soon as possible and that Japan would continue to work with Honduras. The two ministers concurred to continue to cooperate in developing bilateral relations and to work closely together in the international arena.