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Minister Hagiuda Holds Meeting with YM Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik, President & Group CEO of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (”PETRONAS”), Malaysia

March 18, 2022

On Friday, March 18, Mr. Hagiuda Koichi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, held a meeting with YM Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik, President & Group CEO of PETRONAS, Malaysia.

At the meeting, Minister Hagiuda expressed his gratitude for about 40 years of LNG supply to Japan from Malaysia, and requested continued stable supply amid geopolitical tensions and concerns about the possibility of tight global LNG supply-demand increase. Mr. Taufik stated that he would like to make his best effort.

Mr. Taufik also expressed his appreciation for Japan's support for hydrogen and fuel ammonia businesses based on the Asia Energy Transition Initiative (AETI). In addition, the two shared the opinion that it is important to advance energy transitions in Asia in diverse and realistic ways, and discussed further cooperation by utilizing the knowledge gained through LNG businesses and the relationship between Japanese public and private sectors.

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Petroleum and Natural Gas Division, Natural Resources and Fuel Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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