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Third Japan-Australia Ministerial Economic Dialogue Held

July 15, 2021

On July 15, Mr. Kajiyama Hiroshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), held a meeting with H.E. Dan Tehan, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, and H.E. Angus Taylor, Australian Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, at the Third Japan-Australia Ministerial Economic Dialogue.

The Japan-Australia Ministerial Economic Dialogue is a ministerial-level policy dialogue established between METI and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to discuss strategic economic issues between Australia and Japan.

Minister Kajiyama and H.E. Dan Tehan, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, held the Third Japan-Australia Ministerial Economic Dialogue on July 15. The ministers were joined by H.E. Angus Taylor, Australian Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction online, and issued a joint statement after the meeting based on the outcomes.

During the dialogue, the ministers discussed Japan's cooperation in the trade and energy sectors with Australia—a Special Strategic Partner that shares the same democratic values and vision of a "free and open Indo-Pacific."
With regard to the trade sector, the ministers confirmed the need to work together on issues such as CPTPP, RCEP, WTO, and enhancing supply chain resilience, and to coordinate in the Indo-Pacific region.
Discussing the energy sector, they confirmed that they would cooperate toward realistic energy transition in Asia under the Japan-Australia Partnership on Decarbonisation through Technology announced at the summit meeting in June. They also confirmed that they would continue to collaborate toward further progress in concrete projects.

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