The Basque Country and Fukushima reaffirm the will to continue strengthening their relations
- The Lehendakari and Governor Masao Uchibori signed today in Ajuria Enea the renewal and extension of the Memorandum of Understanding that both signed in 2019
- The Agreement confirms the willingness of both governments to cooperate on renewable energy, energy efficiency, Biotechnology or Industry 4.0, among others
The Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu and the Governor Masao Uchibori met this morning in Ajuria Enea, where they signed a new Memorandum of Collaboration that confirms the will of both governments to continue strengthening their relations. The event was also attended by Councillor Arantxa Tapia, the Ambassador of Japan, Takahiro Nakamae and the General Secretary of the European Union and External Action, Marian Elorza.
The agreement signed today renews and expands the areas of collaboration of the memorandum signed in 2019 on the subject of technologies applied to renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage. Now, the new agreement - which will also be valid for three years - extends collaboration to the areas of Biotechnology and Industry 4.0, focused on digitalization, and aims to promote bilateral commercial relations, collaboration in R&D&I, as well as promoting business meetings.
Likewise and on the occasion of the signing of this memorandum and the visit of the governor, to the Agency for Internationalization, Basque Trade & Investment, together with the Fukushima Prefecture, organize a seminar to present the economic opportunities of this Japanese region, which will have the presence of Basque companies such as IBERDROLA, TUBACEX, or SIEMENS GAMESA, among others.
The visit of the Governor of Fukushima is one of the milestones of the Basque Country Japan 2023 initiative, which aims to give visibility and intensify relations between both countries and to promote Euskadi Basque Country