Qatar, EU Officials Discuss Cooperation in Energy Areas

Qatar Minister of State for Energy Affairs, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said he talked with Kadri Simson, the European Union’s Commissioner for Energy, where both sides discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in the field of energy. 

“Qatar stands ready to support our partners around the world in times of need,” Al-Kaabi told Simson during the meeting, which was held virtually.

Al-Kaabi said they have not missed a single cargo delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to partners around the world in the last 25 years. “We are proud of supporting our partners in the field of energy,” Al-Kaabi said and expressed pride in being the largest LNG producer in the world.

Commenting on the ongoing tensions around Europe, Al-Kaabi expressed hope that it should be resolved through diplomatic channels.

“The volume of gas needed by the EU cannot be replaced by anyone unilaterally, without disturbing supplies to other regions around the world,” Al-Kaabi said, adding Europe’s energy security requires a collective effort from many parties.

The two sides also discussed issues of the global gas industry, in which Al-Kaabi said that the world oil and gas sector has been under-invested for the last few years.

Al-Kaabi highlighted the need for an increase in investment in the gas sector in the wake of growing demands for cleaner, safer, and more reliable baseload energy.

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