Strengthening relations with resource-rich countries through the 7th African Development Conference (TICAD7)
JOGMEC Strengthening relations with resource-rich countries through the 7th African Development Conference (TICAD7) -Introduction of meetings with key government officials in Africa and JOGMEC’s efforts in Africa- …………………………………………………………………………………………… JOGMEC (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Chairman: Tetsuhiro Hosono) was in attendance at the 7th African Development Conference (TICAD7) held in Yokohama City from August 28 to 30, 2019. In addition to attending the Minister’s Welcome Reception, we met with leaders and ministers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and Namibia. We exchanged opinions on the promotion of investment and human resource development of Japanese companies in the mineral resources and oil / natural gas fields of each country, and strengthened the relationship. In addition, we participated in the MOU ceremony of the “Japan-Africa Business Forum” together with the leaders and ministers of the Republic of Namibia and the Republic of Mozambique. TICAD7 official joint event “Japan / Africa Business EXPO” exhibited JOGMEC’s exhibition booth and introduced activities and technical development related achievements in Africa. JOGMEC will contribute to the securing of a stable supply of resources to Japan and the sustainable growth and economic development of African countries through support for human resource development and development projects in the resource field.
■ 1. Meetings with African leaders and ministers (1) Republic of Mozambique (August 27, 2019) Mr. Hosono attended the reception welcomed by the Minister of Economy and Finance of Mozambique hosted by Mozambique Economic Friendship Association of Japan and Mozambique. Activities such as joint geological surveys and clean coal technology bio-coal briquettes were introduced to promote good relationships with the country.
President Hosono greeting at the reception of Japan-Mozambique Economic Friendship Conference
Minister of Economy and Finance, Republic of Mozambique, Adriano Afonso, Murrayane (2) Democratic Republic of the Congo (August 27, 2019) Talks with President Felix Chisekedi of Democratic Republic of the Congo, a major producer of cobalt, which is essential for lithium-ion batteries. During the meeting, President Chisekedi presented the government’s cabinet and policy policy, and stated that he would like to resume mine development by a Japanese company
. From JOGMEC, a cooperation project undertaken through the Botswana Geological Remote Sensing Center (hereinafter referred to as Remosen Center) based on the Implementation Plan (SW) for cooperation in the field of mineral resources signed with the Ministry of Mines in May 2018 Explained the progress of. Both sides confirmed that in addition to human resource development, they would accelerate efforts to promote mineral resource investment from Japan to the country.
Felix Chisekedek, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (3) Republic of Namibia (August 28, 2019) 出席 Attended a roundtable held by President Hage Gaingobu, Republic of Namibia, and introduced JOGMEC’s activities in the country, such as cooperative projects through the Rimosen Center and joint venture exploration projects such as uranium and copper. In addition, we shared information about the merits and challenges of activities in the country with attendees of the round table, and communicated requests from the Japanese side to the country.
Hage Gaingob, President of the Republic of Namibia (4) Republic of Zambia (August 30, 2019) Christopher Yarma The Zambia Minister of Trade and Industry (formerly the Minister of Mineral Resources Development) met individually, and through the Remosen Center based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in May 2018 and the Cooperation Implementation Plan (SW) Opinions were exchanged on progress, the status of mineral resource development in the country, and the investment environment. The Minister expressed his appreciation for the technology transfer through the Limocene Center, and expressed his expectation that joint research between Jogmec and the engineer who transferred the technology would be accelerated.
Christopher Yarma, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Zambia
■ 2. Introducing JOGMEC’s activities through exhibition at “Japan / Africa Business EXPO” (August 28-30, 2019) TICAD7 official joint event “Japan / Africa Business EXPO” opened a booth and introduced JOGMEC’s initiatives in oil, natural gas, metal, coal, and geothermal fields in Africa. In addition, JOGMEC’s technology-related initiatives were introduced, with projection mapping (metal), bio-coal briquettes (coal), and PDC boring bits (geothermal) reflecting the exploration of mineral resources exploration through remote sensing.
JOGMEC booth “Japan / Africa Business & EXPO”
■ 3. Attend the MOU ceremony at the Japan-Africa Business Forum (August 29, 2019) At the TICAD7 official joint event “Japan-Africa Business Forum”, President Hosono participated in the MOU ceremony together with Minister of Mining and Energy of Republic of Namibia Tom Arwend and Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry of Republic of Julio Joe Pio Mozambique. A collaborative project in the field of mineral resources undertaken based on the MOU signed with the Ministry of Energy, a joint research and human resource development project for coal exploration that has been concluded with the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy of the Republic of Mozambique, etc. Bio-coal briquette technical cooperation was widely introduced.
MOU Ceremony: From the top left, Julio Joe Pio Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Mozambique, Chairman Tetsuhiro Hosono, Minister of Mines and Energy, Republic of Namibia, Minerals and Energy Minister, Republic of Namibia Masahiro Sato, Deputy Foreign Minister Emerson Munangagwa Hironori Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry 4. Finally JOGMEC established the Botswana Geological Remote Sensing Center in 2008, transferring technology for satellite image analysis and human resource development for mineral resource exploration in southern African countries, along with geological engineers familiar with the geology of the country In addition to conducting surveys for extraction, resource exploration is being carried out jointly with local companies for copper, cobalt, platinum group, etc. In February this year, a new office was opened in Johannesburg, South Africa to accelerate the creation of further investment opportunities by providing information to Japanese companies and providing financial support. In order to contribute to these activities, we have strengthened relations with African countries in the resource field through meetings with government officials of African countries held during the 7th African Development Conference (TICAD7). Going forward, we will further promote the sustainable growth and economic development of African countries and secure the stable supply of resources to Japan based on the activities we have accumulated over many years. → Read the full text http://www.jogmec.go.jp/news/release/news_01_000146.html?mid=pr_190912
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