– having regard to the draft Council decision (11363/2010),
– having regard to the draft agreement between the European Community and the Government of Japan on cooperation in science and technology (13753/2009),
– having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 186 and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C7-0183/2010),
– having regard to Rules 81, 90(8) and 46(1) of its Rules of Procedure,
– having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (A7-0302/2010),
1. Consents to the conclusion of the agreement;
2. Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and of Japan.