Kishida Confirms Global South Leader Partnerships 2023

Affirming efforts to strengthen partnerships between G7 members and emerging and developing nations in the so-called Global South, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held bilateral talks with his counterparts from India, Indonesia, and Brazil on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima on Saturday morning.

According to the Japanese government’s Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida recently met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During their conversation, Kishida emphasized the significance of respecting the U.N. Charter values of sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the two leaders pledged to collaborate in order to achieve peace.

Kishida Reaffirms Ties to World’s Southern Nations

India is now serving as president of the Group of 20, which is comprised of the world’s 20 largest economies. Kishida and Modi both reaffirmed that the G7 and G20 will work together to solve a variety of challenges that are now affecting the global community.

During this time, Kishida and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who presides over the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the present time, reached a consensus on the significance of maintaining an international order that is free and open and is founded on the rule of law.

Kishida remarked, “It’s important to cooperate with a wide range of partners to deal with the challenges facing the international community,” while Lula confirmed his determination to further enhance relations between Brazil and Japan. The conversation took place with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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