KITAKYUSHU, Japan, 1st May, 2016 (WAM) — Energy Ministers from the Group of Seven countries will start two-day talks on Sunday in southwestern Japan, with their discussions on the first day focusing on promoting investment in production, infrastructure and technology to ensure a stable energy supply.

Ministers and representatives from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, as well as the European Union, the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency, will meet in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture.

Kyodo News Agency has quoted Japanese officials as saying that the ministers will address concerns that declining spending for developing oil and gas resources could lead to a shortage of supply capacity, as demand is expected to pick up in the long term in emerging countries.