The Japan-EU High Level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue

October 22, 2018
Japanese

  • The Japan-EU High Level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue
  • The Japan-EU High Level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue
  • The Japan-EU High Level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue
  1. 1. On October 22, 2018, the Japan-EU High Level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue was held in Tokyo.

    2. From the Japanese side, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign affairs, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry, and officials from relevant ministries, and from the EU side, Mr. Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness and other officials participated in the Dialogue.

    3. In the Dialogue, both sides held fruitful discussions on various challenges Japan and the EU face in the field of global trade, energy, environment, investment and digital economy among others. They confirmed the importance of their continued cooperation in addressing these challenges.

    4. A Joint Press Release (PDF)Open a New Windowwas issued following the Dialogue.

    (Footnote)The Japan-EU High Level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue
    The Japan-EU High Level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue between Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign affairs, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry as co-chairs on the Japanese side, and Mr. Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness as a co-chair on the EU side, which is a channel to hold a strategic discussion on a range of topics on industry, trade and economy in close cooperation with relevant Ministries and agencies, was established on the occasion of the 25th Japan-EU Summit held in July 2018.