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UAE, Japan evaluate strengthening bilateral ties as a part of complete strategic partnership

TOKYO, twenty fourth September, 2023 (WAM) — Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, COP28 President-Designate, UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change and Special Envoy of the UAE to Japan, paid a working go to to Japan throughout which he chaired the primary ministerial assembly of the excellent strategic partnership between the 2 nations.

Dr. Al Jaber engaged in quite a few bilateral discussions with Japanese authorities officers and personal sector companions within the presence of Shihab Ahmed Al Faheem, UAE Ambassador to Japan.

This go to underscores the unwavering dedication of each nations’ management to foster multifaceted ties to additional their mutual pursuits. It additionally seeks to comply with up on the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, go to the UAE in July final 12 months and the progress made within the programmes, tasks, and initiatives of the excellent strategic partnership.

During his go to, Dr. Al Jaber met with key Japanese figures, together with Kamikawa Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ito Shintaro, Minister of the Environment; Yukio Kani, Chairman of the Board and Global CEO of JERA Co., Inc; and Maeda Tadashi, Managing Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

Dr. Al Jaber recommended the robustness of the UAE-Japanese relations, which he attributed to the steadfast help and steerage of the management in each nations, together with their shared dedication to enhancing collaboration inside the complete strategic partnership framework.

Discussions additionally lined the steps taken to implement numerous initiatives inside the complete strategic partnership, together with the “Green Global Energy Hub” initiative, the UAE-Japan Innovation Partnership, and the Joint Statement on Climate Action.

Moreover, the deliberations concerned outputs from subcommittees that oversee areas of cooperation, spanning politics and worldwide cooperation; economic system and commerce; power and trade; local weather change, setting, and agriculture; science, schooling, tradition, analysis and growth, in addition to defence and safety.

During his go to, Dr. Al Jaber met with the Japanese Minister of Economy to discover avenues for bilateral relations, together with the most recent developments in commerce, funding, power, and trade cooperation.

Dr. Al Jaber additionally met with the Minister of Environment to evaluate means to spice up the collaboration between the UAE and Japan in local weather change. They emphasised the importance of elevating local weather ambitions, curbing emissions, and selling clear power manufacturing and utilisations to mitigate the repercussions of local weather change.

Additionally, they reviewed the preparations for the forthcoming COP28 and emphasised the need of collaborative efforts to achieve pragmatic and attainable outcomes that serve the wants of all nations.

Furthermore, this go to witnessed the signing of a joint declaration, solidifying their partnership in inexperienced power and aligning with the Japanese Prime Minister’s imaginative and prescient to determine a Green Global Energy Hub. This partnership will likely be integrated beneath the “Energy Security and Industry Accelerator” settlement, unveiled throughout the Japanese Prime Minister’s go to to Abu Dhabi final July.

The commerce quantity between the 2 nations in 2022 amounted to over $54.2 billion, with exports (together with oil merchandise) constituting 84.4%. Non-oil commerce exchanges reached $14.7 billion, marking a ten% progress in comparison with 2021 and a 36% enhance in comparison with 2020. The UAE represents 40% of Japan’s exports to the Arab world, firmly establishing itself as Japan’s prime buying and selling accomplice within the area.