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The 30th Meeting of the Japan-Canada Joint Economic Committee

December 3, 2020
  1. On December 3, 2020, the 30th Meeting of the Japan-Canada Joint Economic Committee (JEC) was held in online format.
  2. The meeting was chaired by Mr. SUZUKI Hiroshi, Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs for Japanese side and Mr. John Hannaford, Deputy Minister of International Trade, Global Affairs Canada for Canadian side. Other attendants included Mr. KAWAMURA Yasuhisa, Ambassador of Japan to Canada, Mr. Ian Burney, Ambassador of Canada to Japan, as well as officials from both Japanese and Canadian governments and the Embassy of Canada in Japan.
  3. In the meeting, the co-chairs exchanged views on current international economic environment and various Japan-Canada cooperation including realization of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) vision. They also discussed the priority areas of cooperation, namely, (1) energy, (2) infrastructure, (3) science and technology cooperation, (4) tourism and youth exchanges, and (5) improving business environment and promoting investment.
  4. At the meeting, both countries concurred to issue the joint press release (English (PDF) Open a New Window / Japanese (PDF) Open a New Window), attached herein.
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