Foreign Minister Motegi met with Foreign Minister Araujo in Brazil, where he visited, and three countries, including the United States, where a new administration will be launched this month to maintain and strengthen a free and open international order based on the rule of law. We agreed on a policy of deepening cooperation.
Foreign Minister Motegi, who has visited five Latin American countries, met with Foreign Minister Araujo for about an hour and a half in Brazil, the last country he visited, on the early morning of the 9th of Japan time.
In this, Minister Motegi called for cooperation to maintain and strengthen a free and open international order based on the rule of law, with China in mind, which is also becoming more influential in Latin America, and Foreign Minister Araujo agrees. I showed my thoughts.
On that basis, the two foreign ministers agreed to deepen cooperation between the three countries, including the Biden administration, which will be launched this month, given that both countries have important relations with the United States.
In addition, Minister Motegi requested that Japanese companies expanding into Brazil work to improve the business environment, and the two foreign ministers confirmed that they would further cooperate to strengthen the economic relations between the two countries.
In a joint press release after the meeting, Minister Motegi said, "Japan and Brazil share basic values such as the rule of law and democracy, and frankly exchange opinions to further strengthen bilateral relations. I was able to do it. "