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JOGMEC signs MOU with COCHILCO to strengthen relationship in the field of metals and mining.

August 1, 2014

 In Santiago, Chile, July 30th, 2014, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC : Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Mr. Hirobumi Kawano) and Chilean Copper Commission (COCHILCO) signed an MOU, Japan-Chile Dialogue on Mineral Resources, to strengthen strategically reciprocal ties through the exchange of information on demand and supply trends and the technological development of mineral resource exploitation, such as copper and lithium. The signing was witnessed by Japanese Prime Minister H.E. Shinzo Abe, President of Chile H.E. Michelle Bachelet and Mining Minister of Chile H.E. Aurora Williams.
 The MOU was signed at the time of Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Chile. Topics to be exchanged between JOGMEC and COCHILCO are as follows.
  • Metals and Minerals Market Trend
  • Investment Climate of Chile’s Mining Sector
  • Technical Issues for Mine Operation
  • Development Trend of Mining Technology

Signing Ceremony of MOU
(left) Mr. Sergio Hernández, Executive Vice-President, COCHILCO
(right) Mr. Hirobumi Kawano, President, JOGMEC

Chilean Copper Commission (COCHILCO)

 The Chilean Copper Commission (COCHILCO) is a specialized technical agency established in 1976. COCHILCO advises the Chilean government on matters concerning the production of copper and copper byproducts and metals and industrial minerals, except coal and fuels. COCHILCO is the official source of timely assessments of leading sector issues and problem-solving policy, strategy, and action proposals for the sustainable development of the Chilean mining sector and for the implementation and monitoring of legislation and regulation of the sector. It also oversees the performance of the State-owned copper mining firms CODELCO and ENAMI.

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