The First Japan-U.S. Development Dialogue (senior level)
February 12, 2014
1. On Thursday, February 20, the first Japan-U.S. Development Dialogue (senior level) is going to be held in Washington D.C., the U.S.
2. Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Mr. Mitsuhiro Wada and other relevant officials from MOFA and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will attend the meeting from the Japanese side, while Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID, Mr. Tony Pipa, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, the Department of State, Mr. James Zumwalt, and other relevant officials will attend it from the U.S. side.
3. Japan and the U.S. decided to initiate the Development Dialogue based on the “Fact Sheet on United States-Japan Global Cooperation,” which was issued on the occasion of the meeting between Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who visited Japan in December 2013. During the first Development Dialogue, the two countries are scheduled to discuss Japan-U.S. development cooperation vis-à-vis a wide range of development challenges including women’s empowerment as well as issues in Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.