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  • Dharmendra Pradhan to reach UAE tonight on 3-day visit to participate in 8th AMER at Abu Dhabi

    Published on September 8, 2019

    Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan will reach UAE tonight on a three day visit to participate in the 8th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER) at Abu Dhabi on 10th September, where India is the co-host along with UAE.

    The Roundtable is scheduled to debate energy security in the age of change with a view to empower responsible growth in Asia and the world.

    On the sidelines of the AMER Meet, the Union Minister is also expected to meet his counterparts from Asian region and Heads of international energy organisations, who are attending the Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable and the World Energy Congress.

    In the UAE, Mr Pradhan is scheduled to meet his counterparts Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry and Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO and discuss issues of bilateral hydrocarbon as well as steel sector engagement within the overall framework of India-UAE Strategic Partnership.

    The Roundtable Conference is coinciding with the  24th World Energy Congress, which is being held from 9th  to 12th  September 2019 in Abu Dhabi.

    In an attempt to further the energy ties with the oil producing countries, Union Minister Pradhan accompanied by an official and business delegation, is on a visit to Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar from 7-12 September to engage with his counterparts in oil and gas as well as steel sectors in three countries.

    In Saudi Arabia, the Union Minister is scheduled to meet the Saudi Minister of Energy, Khalid Al-Falih as well as the senior management of Aramco, the National Oil Company of Saudi Arabia.

    In Qatar, the Minister will pay a courtesy call on the Prime Minister and the Interior Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, apart from meeting his counterpart, the Minister of State of Energy Affairs of Qatar, Saad Sherida Al Kaabi. Qatar is India’s largest LNG and LPG supplier.