The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Japan.
On April 23, 2020 representatives from the U.S. Department of State, Department of Commerce, International Development Finance Corporation, Export-Import Bank, Department of Treasury, and Trade and Development Agency made virtual presentations to members of Japanese industry, emphasizing the shared commercial and strategic interests between the United States and Japan across the Indo-Pacific region and opportunities for collaboration through the Japan-U.S. Strategic Energy Partnership (JUSEP) framework.
Japanese representatives from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, and Japan International Cooperation Agency also presented to members of U.S. Industry on April 28, 2020, highlighting ongoing collaboration in the Indo-Pacific region through JUSEP, as well as Japanese financing and other public sector tools available to U.S. firms.
Approximately 300 participants, from some of the most prominent U.S. and Japanese energy and infrastructure companies and related institutions signed on to attend the presentations and participate in the following question and answer sessions.
These virtual JUSEP events showcase our continued commitment to strengthening private sector participation in realizing energy security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, as well as our greater focus in creating business opportunities for U.S. and Japanese industries.