Posted on October 04, 2019

Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, H E Saad Sherida Al Kaabi has said that Qatar is committed to ensure continued availability of reliable LNG supplies to world markets, promote greater growth in the LNG industry and to serve the growing needs of its clients.

In his address to the 21st ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Moscow, H E Al Kaabi stressed the importance of natural gas in meeting the economic and environmental challenges facing energy consumers around the world. “Many countries around the world are searching for the right balance of reliable and secure sources of energy, which can drive their growth, while addressing environmental concerns at the same time. In this effort, many are discovering the versatile, flexible, economic, and environmental qualities of natural gas as a key enabler in the journey to achieve a lower-carbon economy,” H E the Minister said.

The Minister led the State of Qatar’s delegation to the 21st ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). “We all have the same objective: To place natural gas at the heart of the energy industry as a fuel of the future to affirm our true belief that natural gas is a cornerstone in the energy transition and a destination fuel, not merely a transition fuel,” H E the Minister added. The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is a gathering of the world’s leading gas exporting countries, and was set up as an international governmental organization with the objective to increase the level of coordination and strengthen the collaboration among Member countries.

GECF also seeks to build a mechanism for a more meaningful dialogue between gas producers and consumers for the sake of stability and security of supply and demand in global natural gas markets. H E the Minister held several high-level meeting on the sidelines of forum. The Minister of State for Energy Affairs and the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, H E Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, met with Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, the Minister of Petroleum in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The meeting dealt with the latest developments in the field of energy and issues of mutual interest. Al Kaabi, held discussions with Alexander Novak, the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation in Moscow.

Discussions, which was held during His Excellency’s visit to the Russian capital to attend the 21st Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, centered on cooperation in the field of energy. Al Kaabi also held cooperation talks with Igor Sechin, the CEO, Chairman of the Management Board, and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Russia’s Rosneft in Moscow yesterday. The meeting tackled various issues of common interest in the energy field. Fahd bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to the Russian Federation, also attended the meetings.

source: The Peninsula