Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have agreed to work together to promote free trade and tackle global issues. The pledge comes ahead of a Group of 20 summit in Osaka, western Japan.
The leaders met for the first time in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday.
Abe expressed hope for Brazil’s support to make the summit a success. He said, “I’m looking forward to welcoming President Bolsonaro to the G20 summit to be held in Osaka in June.”
The leaders agreed to work closely together to leverage technological innovations to achieve growth and address economic and other disparities.
They also vowed to tackle ocean pollution caused by plastic waste.
Bolsonaro said cooperation with Japan will be instrumental to Brazil’s further economic development.