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Cooperation between the UAE and Japan to explore opportunities for hydrogen development

The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and the Japanese Ministry of Commerce signed, through visual communication technology, a cooperation agreement to explore opportunities in the field of hydrogen development, which would expand the partnership bases and enhance investment in the hydrogen sector, which represents a major support for the ambition to accelerate the energy transition towards a low-carbon future.

The agreement, signed by the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail Al Mazrouei, and Minister of State for Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Kajima Kiyoshi, in the presence of high-ranking officials from both sides, contributes to strengthening bilateral relations between the UAE and Japan, as well as emphasizing the approach of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure. In developing the scope of strategic partnerships between the two friendly countries in terms of their pursuit of global leadership in the field of clean energy, and enhancing opportunities for growth and development in relying on hydrogen as a clean source of energy.

At the outset of the virtual meeting, Suhail Al Mazrouei welcomed the attendees, stressing that the agreement reflects the development of relations between the UAE and Japan, and that it is an extension of the historical partnership between the two countries in various fields, which includes the close partnership in the energy, infrastructure and transportation sector, as Japan is one of the world leaders in Those areas that are a major supporter of national economies.

He explained that such partnerships support the real direction of the two countries to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as contribute to crystallizing the shift towards clean, renewable energy by relying on hydrogen production, indicating that the UAE aims to intensify its efforts to enhance investment opportunities in the field of hydrogen and to promote work. On developing technologies and reducing costs of producing green and blue hydrogen.

He added that the agreement also aims to open broad prospects for growth and development within the two countries' efforts to diversify the energy mix, rely on clean energy, build more partnerships and enhance cooperation to take advantage of the opportunities associated with the global leadership of the UAE and Japan in the fields of innovation, technology and sustainability. It also aims to follow up. Cooperation to exchange information related to hydrogen production, build the supply chain and transport to Japan, and exchange information to develop regulations and policies, indicating that the UAE seeks to reduce the carbon footprint by implementing the 2050 energy strategy, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide in the country by 70%, and raise the efficiency of Individual and institutional consumption by 40% by 2050, and aims to diversify the future energy mix, and raise the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix produced in the country to 50%.

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Boosting investment in hydrogen is a major supporter of accelerating the energy transition towards a low-carbon future.

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