Courtesy Calls on Foreign Minister Hayashi by the Ambassadors of Latin American and Caribbean Countries to Japan
On June 20, commencing at 11 a.m., and on June 22, commencing at 2:20 p.m., Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, received courtesy calls from the ambassadors of Latin American and Caribbean countries to Japan, for approximately 30 minutes respectively. The overview of the courtesy calls is as follows.
- At the outset, Minister Hayashi stated that the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are partners with shared fundamental values for Japan, and their importance is growing under the current international circumstances. Furthermore, he stated that he wishes to further strengthen their long-standing friendships, including cooperation in international fora.
- In response, the ambassadors expressed their gratitude for Japan’s support regarding COVID-19, and shared the view to continue to closely cooperate with Japan, stating that Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean hold a wide range of potential. Also, both sides concurred to continue developing the relations in multifaceted ways, including addressing the challenges regarding food and energy security as well as making supply chains more resilient.
Currently, 21 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have permanent diplomatic missions in Japan. They are as follows (alphabetical order): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.