Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2023. 11:53 am CST.
Photo Credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize and Japan held their first bilateral consultation on Wednesday to review the state of the bilateral relations, including regional and global developments that influence the relationship, said a Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize statement circulated by the Government of Belize Press Office.
“Both countries exchanged views on their respective domestic and foreign policy priorities,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador Amalia Mai, Chief Executive Officer for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade headed the Belize deklegation while Kazuhiro Iryu, Japan’s Ambassador to Belize, headed the Japan delegation.
“They also discussed various issues including the progress of post-COVID-19 economic recovery, Belize’s Amnesty Programme, climate change, financing for development, and regional and international matters of mutual interest,” the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.
The statement said Japan remains an important development partner for Belize.
During the 40 years of bilateral relations, Belize and Japan have actively engaged in bilateral, regional, and multilateral levels.
“Belize and Japan will celebrate 41 years of bilateral relations on November 3, 2023,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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