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Minister Seko Signs Japan-Germany Joint Declaration of Intent on Economic Policy and Cooperation

October 30, 2018

On October 30, 2018, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany. Both sides exchanged views on the current trade situations and bilateral economic ties, and confirmed the progress in Japan-Germany economic ties under the Hannover Declaration of March 2017, which stipulates a Japan-Germany cooperation framework concerning the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
In addition, they decided on the further enhancement of comprehensive cooperation between the countries, and signed the Japan-Germany Joint Declaration of intent on economic policy and economic cooperation which covers cooperation in additional fields, such as trade policies, space exploration, startups and energy.

1. Purpose

Japan and Germany signed the Japan-Germany Joint Declaration of intent on economic policy and economic cooperation in order to further enhance the comprehensiveness of the cooperation between the two countries, including cooperation in additional fields, such as trade policies, space exploration, startups and energy, while welcoming the progress in cooperation under the Hannover Declaration of March 2017, which stipulates the framework of Japan-Germany cooperation concerning the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

2. Outline of the joint declaration of intent

(1) Multilateral and bilateral trade policies

The Declaration:

(2) Economic policy consultations

The Declaration:

(3) Industrial policy cooperation

(4) Digital cooperation

(5) Energy policy cooperation

3. Signees

Minister Seko, Mr. Masatoshi Ishida, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, and Federal Minister Altmaier

Appendix

Division in Charge

Europe Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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