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India & Qatar to focus on hydrocarbon sector: Pradhan
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India & Qatar to focus on hydrocarbon sector: Pradhan

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New Delhi, Sept 12: India and Qatar will further strengthen bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, particularly in the hydrocarbon sector, said Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

The Minister shared this information on Twitter. "Met with HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, PM and Interior Minister of Qatar. PM Sheikh Abdullah congratulated Hon. PM Shri @narendramodi on his resounding victory."

"I conveyed India’s strong desire to advance the hydrocarbons engagement from a buyer-seller one to a more comprehensive one with focus on investments in India’s growing gas infrastructure and also participation of Indian companies in the oil and gas sector in Qatar," the Minister tweeted.

"Recalling strong historical ties with India, Qatari PM recounted the important role of the Indian community in Qatar. HE conveyed his desire to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, particularly in the hydrocarbon sector," he added.

"Had an excellent meeting with HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy and CEO, Qatar Petroleum. We discussed further strengthening cooperation in hydrocarbons sector. Qatar has been a long standing energy partner for India and also our biggest LNG and LPG supplier," the Minister said. (UNI)