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Korea engages in MSP meeting to further global collaboration in critical minerals supply chain
  • Registration date2024-03-04
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The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced on March 4 that Korea’s Foreign Affairs Vice Minister Kang Insun and MOTIE's Resources Industry Policy Director General Yoo Beop-min attended the Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) Chief Delegates Meeting, chaired by the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose Fernandez, on March 3 in Toronto, Canada, and discussed measures for diversifying the critical minerals supply chain for lithium, graphite, nickel and rare earth elements with 14 other MSP partners, composed of 13 countries and the EU.


MSP partners launched the MSP Forum for the sustainable diversification of the critical minerals supply chain and provided the occasion for non-MSP partners to engage in the MSP, through which MSP partners aim to gather joint efforts to push forward effective policies. Partners also welcomed Estonia’s joining the MSP partnership.


Moreover, MSP partners agreed to expand policy support for pilot projects selected for global supply chain diversification and clean energy transition.


Held on the margins of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention 2024, the MSP Chief Delegate Meeting saw the exchange of views on measures for sustainable minerals development cooperation among both MSP partners and non-MSP, resource-rich Latin American partners.


On the margins of the MSP Chief Delegates Meeting, Foreign Affairs Vice Minister Kang will be hosting an in-depth meeting on March 4 in Toronto on graphite supply chain issues with MSP partners’ governments, minerals experts, major global graphite business project participating firms and industry personnel to discuss measures for strengthening and stabilizing the global supply chain of graphite, a key material for producing battery anodes.


Meanwhile, Industry Policy Director General Yoo plans to hold bilateral talks with Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry (METI) Director General Sadamichu Yuki, Natural Resources Canada’s Director General Debora Yu and Invest in Canda CEO Laura Broten on March 4 in Toronto to discuss bilateral cooperation measures in critical minerals.