Video Message by Minister Hayashi for the Commemorative Ceremony for the 150th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Peru
On August 21(local time; on August 22 JST), Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, delivered a video message at a commemorative ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Peru, which was held in Lima, Peru.
- August 21 marks the date of the establishment of diplomatic relations through the signing of the Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation between Japan and Peru in 1873. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Peru hosted the commemorative ceremony. At the ceremony, Minister Hayashi delivered his video message, and H.E. Ms. Ana Gervasi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Peru, made an address. The 150th anniversary commemorative postage stamp design was also announced at the ceremony.
- In his message, Minister Hayashi congratulated the 150th anniversary, and stated that the two countries are important "strategic partners" that share values and principles and both countries share the view that they work closely together to address the current severe international challenges, including the situation in Ukraine, and to strengthen the functions of the United Nations, including Security Council reform. He also stated that both countries are important partner to realize a free and open international order based on the rule of law. Pointing out that Japan and Peru are promoting liberal and open economic policies, he stated that, from the economic and geoeconomic point of view, Japan would work together with the public and private sectors to enhance broader economic relations. Furthermore, he expressed his hope that the 150th anniversary will also serve as an opportunity to further deepen people-to-people and cultural exchanges.