The 10th Meeting of the Japan-France Joint Committee on Cooperation in Science and Technology
July 28, 2022
On July 27, the 10th meeting of the Japan-France Joint Committee on Cooperation in Science and Technology was held at the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research in Paris. The outline of the meeting is as follows:
- Mr. NAKANE Takeshi, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan led the Japanese delegation and Ms. Aline HUMBERT, Advisor for diplomatic and European Affairs of Minister of Higher Education and Research led the French delegation. The meeting was also attended by Prof. MATSUMOTO Yoichiro, Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, who made a presentation online, as well as many officials from relevant ministries and agencies of both countries.
- In the meeting, both sides introduced their respective national science, technology, and innovation policies and discussed many items such as efforts in science and technology diplomacy, the promotion of researcher exchange, and existing cooperation projects between Japan and France on digital, health, energy and agriculture. Both sides had a fruitful exchange of views throughout the meeting. In addition, an MOU on reinforcing cooperation between the two countries' university associations was signed.
- Both sides agreed to hold the next Joint Committee Meeting in Japan.