October 25, 2019
On October 23, 2019, Mr. SUGAWARA Isshu, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, held a meeting with H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
In the morning of October 23, 2019, Minister Sugawara held a meeting with Minister Jaber, UAE, who is also the CEO of ANDOC, taking the opportunity of Minister Jaber’s visit to Japan. At the meeting, Minister Sugawara expressed his gratitude to Minister Jaber for stable crude oil supply to Japan, and the two sides mentioned cooperation in the fields of oil and natural gas and shared recognition of the importance of cooperation in a broad variety of areas, including in upstream development. Moreover, they agreed that Japan and the UAE will continue the close collaboration between them in order to advance efforts for realizing initiatives and expanding cooperation areas under the Japan-UAE Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Initiative (CSPI), for which agreement was reached between the leaders of Japan and the UAE in April 2018.
Division in Charge
- Information on the bilateral economic ties:
Middle East and Africa Division, Trade Policy Bureau
- Information on energy:
Petroleum and Natural Gas Division, Natural Resources and Fuel Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy