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The Third Meeting of the Japan-Russia Energy Initiative Council Held

On April 12, 2017, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry held the third meeting of the Japan-Russia Energy Initiative Council with H.E. Mr. Aleksandr Novak, Minister of Energy, Russian Federation. Both sides recognized their appreciation for the completion of a work plan in which future schedules and challenges to be overcome are identified, and agreed on the acceleration of efforts according to the work plan.

On April 12, 2017, METI Minister Seko held the third meeting of the Japan-Russia Energy Initiative Council with Minister Novak, Russia.

At the meeting, both ministers confirmed the importance of holding periodic discussions concerning cooperation in the field of energy, through the efforts of three working groups: hydrocarbon, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and nuclear energy.

Moreover, both sides recognized their appreciation for the completion of a work plan in which future schedules and challenges to be overcome are identified, and agreed on the acceleration of efforts according to the work plan through the continuous activities of these working groups.

Release date

April 21, 2017

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International Affairs Division, Commissioner's Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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