The seventh European Union (EU) – Japan Development Dialogue was held online on 5 February 2021, hosted by Japan.
The dialogue covered a wide range of global and regional issues, including the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, biodiversity loss, connectivity, and international cooperation in Africa and ASEAN. The participants also identified other areas for possible future cooperation.
The main participants from European Commission were the Directors-General Koen Doens (International Partnerships) and Raffaele Mauro Petriccione (Climate Action), while the Directors-General Atsushi Ueno (International Cooperation) and Keiichi Ono (Global Issues) represented the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The next dialogue should be organised in Brussels in 2022.
A factsheet on EU–Japan development cooperation illustrates examples of synergies in cooperation delivering connectivity globally.
Source : European Commission