Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Mutiji said Friday that he will visit eight African and South American countries during January 2021 to strengthen bilateral trade ties and cooperation for a “free and open” international order.
During a press conference, Motegi expressed his hope “for strengthening bilateral relations and an agreement to coordinate (to build) the free and open Indo-Pacific region,” according to the liberal, free and competitive conception that Japan aspires to achieve regionally with the aim of strengthening the rule of law, freedom of navigation, freedom of trade and democracy, In the words of the Japanese newspaper “The Japan Times”.
The Japanese foreign minister said that his 10-day African / Latin American tour from January 4 to January 14 will include Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Senegal, Nigeria and Kenya.
It is noteworthy that the Japanese foreign minister had previously visited Tunisia, Mozambique, South Africa and the island of Morris this month.
Source: Japan Times