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Japan-Brazil Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

December 7, 2021

On December 7, commencing at 8 a.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone talk with His Excellency Mr. Carlos França, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil. The overview of the talk is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi expressed his pleasure to hold their first talk, and stated that Japan intends to continue working with Brazil, a “Strategic Global Partner” sharing fundamental values, on bilateral relations and various international issues.
  2. The two Ministers shared the view to cooperate to realize a free and open international order based on the rule of law, and Minister França expressed his understanding on Japan’s efforts for the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP)”. Bearing in mind that Brazil will serve as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council from next year, the two Ministers also confirmed that Japan and Brazil will continue to coordinate on various international issues.
  3. The two Ministers confirmed to work closely together in a range of areas to further strengthen their bilateral relations and concurred that Japan and Brazil, as partners with shared values, will utilize the Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange (JUSBE), which was launched in November last year, as a forum to discuss the development of Latin America and the Caribbean and the international community.
  4. The two Ministers shared the view that Japan-Brazil economic relations have significant potential and that they will discuss ways to strengthen the economic relations. The two Ministers also confirmed the importance of developing a secure, open, and transparent 5G telecommunications infrastructure.
  5. The two Ministers shared the view on the importance of both countries continuing to lead the discussions on World Trade Organization reform. They also confirmed that the two countries will continue to lead discussions and cooperate on climate change and other matters.

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