G20 (Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy)

July 22, 2023
Photo session at the G20 Energy Transition Ministers' Meeting
Mr. Takagi speaking at the G20 Energy Transition Ministers' Meeting.
On July 22, Mr. TAKAGI Kei, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended the G20 Energy Transitions Ministerial Meeting held in Goa, India. An overview of the meeting is as follows.

Attendees

The meeting was chaired by H.E. Mr. Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of Power; and Minister of New and Renewable Energy, India, and attended by representatives of the G20, invited countries and international organizations. Mr. NISHIMURA Yasutoshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takagi of Japan attended the meeting.

Overview

  1. At the meeting, attendees discussed deepening cooperation among G20 members to accelerate the energy transitions across various pathways to enable secure, sustainable, just and inclusive growth. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takagi expressed his view that access to affordable energy is a basic human need. He explained the outcome of the G7 Hiroshima Summit and stated that he would also like to promote cooperation with the G20.
  2. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takagi explained that efforts towards decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is in progress based on scientific evidence. He pointed out that the IAEA Comprehensive Report released this month concluded that the discharge of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) treated water into the sea is consistent with relevant international safety standards, and that the discharge will have a negligible radiological impact on people and the environment. He stated that the efforts related to ALPS treated water are in progress based on scientific evidence and international standards, and that these efforts have been explained to the international community. He also stated that he would continue to respond with transparency.

Meetings between Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Takagi and Dignitaries of Various Countries and International Organizations

Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takagi held meetings with the following dignitaries from various countries and international organizations. They exchanged candid views on following-up on the outcomes of the G7 Hiroshima Summit, the current state of energy security, and the significance and challenges of energy transitions, and confirmed that they would continue to work together.

  1. Italy: H.E. Mr. Vannia Gava, Deputy Minister of the Environment and Energy Security
  2. India: H.E. Mr. Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of Power; and Minister of New and Renewable Energy
  3. Republic of Indonesia: H.E. Mr. Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources
  4. Saudi Arabia: H.R.H Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Minister of Energy
  5. U.S.A.: H.E. Ms. Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary, Department of Energy
  6. H.E. Ms. Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy, European Commission and Ms. Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director-General for Energy at the European Commission
  7. Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
  8. Mr. Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)
  9. Mr. Francesco La Camera, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  10. H.E. Mr. Haitham Al-Ghais, Secretary-General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

After the meeting, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takagi held an interview with Reuters and conveyed Japan's energy policy.


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