Saad Sherida al-Kaabi

Al-Kaabi: Special relationship with Japan

Qatar Petroleum president and chief executive Saad Sherida al-Kaabi began a short working visit to Japan, and held talks with senior executives of major Japanese companies on enhancing relations and co-operation in the energy field.

The two-day talks focus on a number of issues related to developing bilateral relations and co-operation with various Japanese customers and partner companies, particularly in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade.They include high-level discussions with chairmen, presidents, and senior executives of several Japanese energy, power generation, and shipping corporations and companies as well as financial institutions such as Mitsubishi Corporation, JGC Corporation, JERA, Cosmo Energy Holdings, Cosmo Oil, Mitsui, Itochu, Mizuho Bank, Idemitsu, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Iwatani Corporation, Tohoku Electric, Kansai Electric, Chubu Electric, Chiyoda, LNG Japan, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and Marubeni, in addition to a number of shipping companies.

Al-Kaabi hosted Tuesday the annual Qatargas reception held in honour of its Japanese partners and customers. He highlighted Qatar’s commitment to its Japanese partners in ensuring a reliable and safe supply of their energy needs, particularly LNG. He also expressed hope for more future co-operation and fruitful partnerships. “Our special relationship with Japan runs deep in every aspect of our business and our co-operation. We are pleased and honoured to hear that the satisfaction of our Japanese partners has always been driven by our reliability and our commitment,” al-Kaabi said.

The reception was attended by the ambassador of Qatar to Japan, members of the Arab and international diplomatic corps, the mayor of Tokyo, government officials, and senior executives from the energy and banking sectors, a number of Qatari students in Japan, and about 500 invited guests.

Sources and photo-credits: Gulf Times