India, Japan to work together for energy security, climate change issues

NEW DELHI: India and Japan have agreed to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in energy development space as well as contribute to worldwide energy security and solutions to climate change issues.

Also, both countries agreed to initiate a discussion on electric vehicles (EVs) and work together in promoting well-functioning energy markets, according to a statement issued after the 9th India Japan Energy Dialogue here.

India’s Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh and  Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko today signed a joint statement at the conclusion of the dialogue.

Both Japan and India, as the third and the seventh largest economies respectively, recognised that having access to reliable, clean and economical energy is critical for their economic growth and in achieving this, both ministers agreed on further strengthening of bilateral energy cooperation for energy development of both countries, while also contributing to worldwide energy security, energy access and climate change issues, the statement said. (AGENCIES)