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Video Message by Minister Kamikawa for the Commemorative Ceremony for the 110th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Bolivia

April 13, 2024

On April 13 (local time; on April 12 JST), Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs, delivered a video message at a commemorative ceremony for the 110th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Bolivia, which was held in La Paz, Bolivia.

  1. April 13 marks the date of the establishment of diplomatic relations through the signing of the Treaty of Commerce between Japan and Bolivia in 1914. At the ceremony, Minister Kamikawa delivered her video message, and H.E. Ms. Celinda Sosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, made an address.
  2. In her message, Minister Kamikawa expressed her congratulation on the 110th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and stated that in February of this memorable year, she and Minister Sosa held the first meeting of the foreign ministers of Japan and Bolivia in 11 years. In addition, noting that this year marked the 125th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Bolivia, she praised the activities of more than 10,000 Nikkei people (Japanese immigrants and descents) and expressed hope for continued progress in cooperation that will contribute to Bolivia's socioeconomic development. She also noted that a logo symbolizing the relationship between the two countries was created to commemorate the two anniversaries this year, and expressed her hope that the "kizuna" (bond) in the middle of the logo will continue to be strengthened and deepened between the two countries.
Video message transcript (English (PDF)Open a New Window / Japanese (PDF)Open a New Window)

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