BOGOTA – The Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs arrived in Bogota on Wednesday for a two-day visit in which he will meet with the Colombian authorities to review the issues on a bilateral agenda, Colombian foreign ministry said.
“Foreign Minister (Taro) Kono will hold a working meeting with his Colombian counterpart, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, in order to review the issues on bilateral agenda, and will meet with President Ivan Duque,” the Colombian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
It added that Japan is Colombia’s “oldest” partner in Asia-Pacific and recalled that diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1908 with the Treaty of Friendship, Trade and Navigation.
This visit to Bogota is part of the Japanese foreign minister’s Latin American Tour that began on Aug. 12 and will culminate on Saturday in Mexico.
Kono began his trip at Quito and Lima, and after Bogota he will travel to Mexico on Thursday.