Courtesy Call from Governor DeSantis of the State of Florida (Summary)

April 24, 2023
[Provisional translation]

On April 24, commencing at 11:30 a.m., for approximately 40 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, received a courtesy call from The Honorable Ron DeSantis, Governor of the State of Florida. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

1. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida welcomed Governor DeSantis’s first visit to Japan, and stated that he hopes that this visit to Japan will lead to the further strengthening of Japan-U.S. and Japan-Florida relationships. Governor DeSantis stated that he is grateful for this opportunity and that Japan is an important partner for the U.S. and Florida.

2. Prime Minister Kishida stated that the strengthening of the Japan-U.S. relationship is important to secure the peace, stability, and prosperity in the international community. The two sides exchanged their views on regional affairs.

3. The two sides exchanged their views on Japan-Florida economic relationship, and welcomed the strong economic relationship between Japan and Florida.

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