The Japanese government announced that it will take measures to exempt Brazilians from presenting a visa to enter the country. The announcement took place after the meeting of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) with the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida.
“Prime Minister Kishida announced that the government of Japan would initiate procedures for the introduction of short-stay visa exemption for holders of ordinary Brazilian passports,” announced the local government, in a note released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
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In April of this year, the Lula government announced that it will start demanding, as of October, visas from countries that do not, in return, offer the same benefit to Brazilians, including Japan.
In a note, the Japanese government announced that in addition to diplomatic issues, Kishida discussed other topics with Lula, such as “climate, food, development, peace and stability in the midst of multiple global crises.”
Lula is in Japan to participate in the G7 meeting. In addition to Brazil and Indonesia, six other countries were invited to join the summit: India, Australia, Cook Islands, Comoros, South Korea and Vietnam.
Outside the official agenda of the meeting, Lula had meetings with other foreign leaders, such as the president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo. During the meeting, the leaders spoke about climate issues and discussed the end of the war between Ukraine and Russia.
“We had a good conversation about the issue of climate and forest protection and we agreed on the importance of a dialogue for peace in the world”, stated Lula in his social networks, about the meeting with Widodo.
Later, Lula met French President Emmanuel Macron. At the meeting, the leaders discussed the “preservation of the Amazon and ways to build peace in Ukraine”, said Lula, in his social networks. The Brazilian Chief Executive also highlighted the resumption of “friendship and partnership” between the countries.
Editing: Jose Eduardo Bernardes
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