(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
H E Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, ended a working visit to Japan in which he addressed the 8th LNG Producer-Consumer Conference in Tokyo and held discussions with leading Japanese energy companies.
During his visit, the Minister held meetings 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, contractors and other stakeholders including 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.
Minister Al Kaabi concluded his visit by thanking all Japanese partners, clients and contractors for their confidence in Qatar, and for the fruitful cooperation with Qatar Petroleum and Qatargas.
Speaking at the annual Qatargas reception in honour of Japanese companies, the Minister said: ''This occasion represents a perfect opportunity to reflect on our long-standing relationship, appreciate the strength of our relationship, and celebrate our friendship, achievements and successes.
He added, ''I would like to take this opportunity to emphasize 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, the Minister added.
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