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Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Qatar Energy Minister Agree to Set Up a Task Force on Energy

Updated: December 12, 2020 12:56 pm
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan yesterday held a telecall with Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar’s Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President & CEO Qatar Petroleum on promoting Qatari investments in the entire energy value chain in India. This was a follow-up to  Prime Minister  Narendra Modi’s discussion with Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani on 8 Dec.

Minister Pradhan reiterated Qatar’s role as a reliable supplier of LNG and LPG. Both sides agreed to further strengthen cooperation in the energy sector and move beyond the buyer-seller relationship to a comprehensive one, including two-way investments.

Both the Ministers have agreed to set up a Task Force on Energy, represented by Vice-President of Qatar Petroleum and a senior officer from Petroleum Ministry to identify specific projects in India’s energy sector for Qatari investments.

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