The 17th Japan-Australia Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation
November 30, 2022
The 17th Japan-Australia Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation took place on November 29 in Melbourne.
- The Joint Committee Meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Ambassador ITO Shigeki, Deputy Director-General of the Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Mr. Anthony McGREGOR, Head of Science and Commercialisation, Department of Industry, Science and Resources of Australia. Attendees included representatives from the relevant ministries and agencies of both countries.
- During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on the recent development of national science, technology and innovation policies and the current status of bilateral cooperation. The committee also discussed issues such as research cooperation, life science, emerging technology, Antarctic research, earth and marine observation activities, and space science and technology.
- Regarding the next Joint Committee meeting, the committee agreed to initiate coordination for the next meeting to be held in Japan.