Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Kaneko, who is visiting Belgium, met with EU executives and executives in the digital field of the European Commission, and Japan and the EU strengthened cooperation in research and development of the next-generation communication standard called Beyond 5G. We agreed by going.

Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Kaneko, who is visiting Europe, met with the EU executive body, Vice-Chairman Vestair, who is in charge of digital policy at the European Commission, on the night of the 2nd of Japan time in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.



They agreed to strengthen cooperation by promoting joint research between Japan and the EU over the next-generation communication standard called "Beyond 5G," which enables higher speeds and larger capacities than 5G.



In the future, industry-government-academia members from both Japan and the EU will promote concrete cooperation by establishing a forum for exchanging information on system development and international regulations.



They also confirmed that they will work closely together to address issues related to information and communications, such as strengthening cyber security and the appropriate use of AI = artificial intelligence.



After the meeting, Minister Kaneko told reporters, "It is necessary to further deepen international cooperation toward the early realization of Beyond 5G, which will be the foundation of the economy and society in the 2030s, and further deepen cooperation between Japan and the EU. To that end, I would like to work on it by utilizing various frameworks. "

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