India-Japan Energy Dialogue Current Affairs - 2019
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The 9th India Japan Energy Dialogue was held in New Delhi. Both countries issued Joint Statement at conclusion of the meeting, agreeing to work together for energy security, energy access and climate change issues.
The meeting was chaired by Minister of State (MoS) for Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K Singh and Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Hiroshige Sekosigned.
Key Highlights of Joint Statement
Both India and Japan agree to implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under aegis of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They recognized importance of development and deployment of next generation technologies including hydrogen to realize de-carbonization.
Both countries agreed to work together for energy security, energy access and climate change issues. They further confirmed their commitment to work together in promoting well-functioning energy markets and promote transparent and diversified Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market through relaxation of destination clause. They also agreed to initiate discussion on Electric Vehicles (Evs) and commit to work together in promoting well-functioning energy markets.