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Japan and the United States Affirm Advancement of Cooperation in the Fields of Energy and Infrastructure

On November 6, 2017, a Japan-United States Summit Meeting was held, and the leaders of both countries affirmed that the two countries will advance the Japan-U.S. Strategic Energy Partnership under the framework of the Japan-U.S. Economic Dialogues. Moreover, taking this opportunity, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) signed a document concerning sectoral cooperation between Japan and the U.S.

1. Japan-U.S. Strategic Energy Partnership

On November 6, 2017, the leaders of Japan and the U.S. affirmed that the two countries will advance the Japan-U.S. Strategic Energy Partnership under the framework of the Japan-U.S. Economic Dialogues, aiming to fortify Japan-U.S. energy cooperation.

2. Memorandum of Cooperation between METI and USTDA to Support Japan-U.S. Cooperation on Energy Infrastructure in Third Countries

On the same date, Mr. Satoshi Kusakabe, Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, and H.E. Mr. Thomas R. Hardy, Acting Director, USTDA, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation concerning the support of developing energy infrastructure and establishing systems for procuring infrastructure in third countries and concerning the exchange of related information between METI and USTDA.

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Release date

November 7, 2017

Divisions in Charge

  •  International Affairs Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
  • Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI
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