HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi, who is also president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum (QP), has ended a working visit to Japan where he addressed the ‘8th LNG Producer-Consumer Conference’ in Tokyo and held discussions with leading Japanese energy companies.
Al-Kaabi held meetings during his visit with CEOs and senior executives of various Japanese customers and business partners representing LNG and hydrocarbon products buyers, shareholders in Qatari projects, financial institutions, shipping companies, and contractors.
Other stakeholders who also met with al-Kaabi included JERA, Kansai Electric, Chubu Electric, Mitsui, Marubeni, Itochu, Idemitsu, Cosmo, LNG Japan, Iwatani, Mitsubishi, JGC, Chiyoda, Sumitomo, MUFG, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and a number of shipping companies.
Al-Kaabi concluded his visit by thanking all Japanese partners, clients and contractors for their confidence in Qatar, and for the fruitful cooperation with QP and Qatargas.
Speaking at the annual Qatargas reception in honour of Japanese companies, al-Kaabi said: “This occasion represents a perfect opportunity to reflect on our longstanding relationship, appreciate the strength of our relationship, and celebrate our friendship, achievements and successes.
“I would like to take this opportunity to emphasise the importance of Japan as a cornerstone LNG market and that Japan will remain a priority for us as we expand our production and our customer base. We look forward to working with you to extend our relationship for many decades to come.”
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