ABU DHABI (Kyodo) Japan and the United Arab Emirates will strengthen ties in energy conservation and renewable energy, the two sides said at a meeting of their trade ministers.

Trade minister Masayuki Naoshima told his counterpart, Muhammad al-Hamili, during talks Sunday that Japan will send a joint delegation from the public and private sectors to a trade fair on renewable energy to be held in Abu Dhabi in January, Japanese officials said.

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