October 21, 2020
On October 20 (Tue.), 2020, Mr. Kajiyama Hiroshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, held a video conference with H.E. Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, State of Qatar.
At the meeting, Minister Kajiyama expressed his appreciation to Minister Al-Kaabi for his attendance and keynote speech in the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference held on October 12 (Mon.), 2020. Following this, the two sides agreed on advancing cooperation toward the formation of healthy LNG markets. They also held discussions on enhancement of the bilateral relationship in the entire field of energy, including LNG, and agreed to continue the close Japan-Qatar collaboration taking advantage of certain additional opportunities, such as the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Qatar in 2021.