Qatar, Japan look to enhance economic cooperation
October 19 2017 10:13 PM
HE al-Sada with Seko during the 11th Qatar-Japan Joint Economic Committee Meeting in Tokyo
HE al-Sada with Seko during the 11th Qatar-Japan Joint Economic Committee Meeting in Tokyo


The 11th Qatar-Japan Joint Economic Committee Meeting held in Tokyo discussed cooperation between the two countries in energy, industry, trade, investment, education and higher education, health, civil aviation, transport, infrastructure and other areas of mutual interest.

HE the Minister of Energy and Industry, Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada, headed Qatar’s delegation, while Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko headed the Japanese side.

Yousef Bilal, Qatar’s ambassador to Japan attended the meeting.

Earlier in the day, al-Sada witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) and Shimakura NEDO, on the application of an advanced seawater desalination system.

He also met with senior officials from Chubu, Mitsui and Sumitomo companies.

Al-Sada also met with a group of students from the Qatar Leadership Center (QLC) who are attending a training course in Japan as part of their QLC programme.

He advised the group to “get maximum benefit” from Japan’s expertise in business management, leadership development and creativity in providing the appropriate environment for the development of a knowledge-based economy.

He also urged them to transfer Japanese technology and other advanced leadership techniques acquired in their training to national institutions.

Al-Sada ended a three-day visit to Japan, where he had participated, with the accompanying delegation, in the 6th LNG Producer-Consumer Conference that was held in Tokyo under the slogan “Developing LNG markets in Asia”.

He had also met with a number of senior officials from Japanese companies that are Qatar’s partners in various energy-related projects.

Last updated: October 19 2017 11:14 PM

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