Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, met with CEOs and senior executives of leading Japanese energy companies to discuss Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and hydrocarbon cooperation, MENAFN reported.

This was held during the Minister’s visit to Japan, where he attended the 8th LNG Producer-Consumer Conference in Tokyo.

”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,” the Minister said at the annual Qatargas reception in honour of the Japanese companies.

The various Japanese customers and business partners representing LNG and hydrocarbon products buyers and stakeholders 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.

“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 concluded.