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Courtesy call on Foreign Minister Kamikawa by Brazilian female parliamentarians

March 25, 2024
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On March 25, commencing at 5:35 p.m., for approximately 15 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, received a courtesy call from the Brazilian Federal Senator, Ms. Soraya Vieira Thronicke and Member of the State Assembly of Rio de Janeiro, Ms. Elika Takimoto during their visit to Japan. The overview is as follows.

  1. Minister Kamikawa stated that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the "Strategic and Global Partnership" between Japan and Brazil, and that she would like to take advantage of the 130th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Brazil next year to further strengthen bilateral relations. She also affirmed that Japan would work together to address the challenges of the international community under the "Latin American Diplomacy Initiative" announced in February of this year on the occasion of her visit to Latin America, as well as to enhance people-to-people exchange, valuing the special ties between the two countries through the Nikkei community.
  2. Referring to the WPS-related events held during her visit to Rio de Janeiro in February, Minister Kamikawa stated that the WPS has been vigorously promoted as one of the major foreign policy initiatives, and that collaboration among political, security, economic, and social sectors, as well as strengthening the collaboration with the next generation, is important in the promotion of the WSP.
  3. In response, the participants expressed their gratitude for the invitation and stated that they would share their knowledge of the WPS and Japan's initiatives in Brazil after their return to Brazil. They also expressed their desire to contribute to the further development of friendly and cooperative relations between Japan and Brazil through the enhancement of people-to-people exchange.
(Reference) Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

In 2000, for the first time in the Security Council’s history, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted "Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Resolution 1325," which clearly stated that international peace, conflict prevention and conflict resolution require the equal participation of women, protection from sexual violence in conflict, and gender equality. To implement this and subsequent resolutions, Japan has so far formulated action plans three times and implemented them.

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