South Korea and Japan held their first energy dialogue on Thursday after a six-year hiatus to discuss ways to strengthen ties on nuclear power generation, renewable energy and hydrogen, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.
In a bid to restart dialogue and cement energy ties, the two countries held discussions on energy security, net zero goals, and the use of carbon-free energy resources, including nuclear power and hydrogen.
'Both nations are highly dependent on energy imports and have a similar energy consumption structure. So, the two sides see a need to enhance policy coordination and cooperation in the field,' a ministry official was quoted as saying.
Launched in 1986, the bilateral energy policy dialogue featured cooperation on resource development, energy technologies, and overall energy strategies; however, talks were halted for six years.
By Duygu Alhan