December 15, 2020 Result of Sixth Meeting of Japan-India Joint Working Group

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) held the sixth meeting of the Japan-India Joint Working Group in Tokyo on December 8, 2020, with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MOCIT) of India. This meeting was held under the comprehensive framework of Japan-India ICT cooperation. The participants from Japan included MIC’s Mr. YOSHIDA Mabito (Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination (International Affairs)) and representatives of Japanese ICT-related enterprises. The participants from India included MOCIT’s Mr. Shri Anshu Prakash (Secretary (Technology) of the Department of Telecommunications) and representatives of Indian ICT-related enterprises.
In this meeting, discussions were held on future cooperation between Japan and India in ICT technologies, including 5G, submarine cables, and smart cities.

1. Date

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

2. Place

Held online

3. Participants

From Japan: Mr. YOSHIDA Mabito (Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination (International Affairs)), Mr. SHIBAYAMA Yoshinori (Director-General for International Cooperation, Global ICT Strategy Bureau), representatives of ICT-related enterprises, and others
From: Mr. Shri Anshu Prakash (Secretary (Technology) of the Department of Telecommunications, MOCIT), Mr. Shri K Ramchand (Member (Technology) of the Digital Communications Commission, MOCIT), and others

4. Results of the meeting

MIC and MOCIT shared the status of efforts in both countries for the 5th generation mobile communications system (5G) and the direction of future efforts. At the same time, they exchanged information on submarine cables, smart cities, stratospheric platforms, and healthcare businesses that utilize AI as new cooperation projects.


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