State Minister Ejima Signs MOC on Hydrogen with H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE
April 9, 2021
On April 8 (Thu.), Mr. Ejima Kiyoshi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, held a meeting via video conference with H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on hydrogen.
On April 8, State Minister Ejima and H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, held a meeting via video conference and signed a MOC in the field of hydrogen. At the meeting, the leaders welcomed the progress of the cooperation project being implemented in the UAE in the field of hydrogen, and agreed to work together toward further materialization of cooperation between the two countries.
The MOC states that the Japanese and UAE ministries will seek to cooperate on matters such as exchanging information on hydrogen policy, constructing supply chains (including hydrogen production and transportation to Japan) and exchanging information toward developing regulations and standards.
At the meeting, State Minister Ejima said that the UAE could potentially become a source of inexpensive hydrogen, as it has an abundance of renewable energy not to mention fossil fuels. He also expressed his wish to further deepen cooperation through the signing of this MOC.
Minister Al Mazrouei also commented that the MOC would expand the close cooperation between the UAE and Japan in the fields of energy and infrastructure. He added that it would support the two countries' approaches toward achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, and contribute to the transition to clean energy through the use of hydrogen.
The signing of the MOC is expected to accelerate bilateral cooperation in the field of hydrogen through the close cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure of the UAE.
- At the meeting
- At the signing ceremony
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