India and Qatar agree to set up a task force on energy

Dharmendra Pradhan, India, Qatar, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar Petroleum

New Delhi, December 11, 2020: Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan today 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 Hon’ble 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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