The ministerial-level policy dialogue was held for the first time to strengthen economic relations between Japan and the five Central Asian countries, and it was agreed that the countries of Central Asia would utilize the decarbonization technologies in which Japan excels and work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
While the countries of Central Asia, such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, are blessed with abundant mineral resources, they have deep political and economic ties with Russia and China, and strengthening relations with these countries is an issue for Japan.
For this reason, a ministerial-level policy dialogue was held for the first time to strengthen economic relations between Japan and the five Central Asian countries, and Minister Nishimura stated, "In recent years, achieving decarbonization while ensuring economic growth and a stable supply of energy has become a major issue for the world.
In the joint statement compiled by the participating countries, they agreed to accelerate concrete decarbonization-related projects through the formulation of a roadmap for decarbonization and financial support from the public and private sectors of the Japan.
The Japan hopes to drive a wedge into this region where Russia and China have influence by deepening cooperation in areas such as high-efficiency thermal power generation with reduced carbon dioxide emissions and renewable energy such as solar and wind power.