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Tokyo: The Chairman of Qatar’s Administrative Control and Transparency Authority H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, who also heads the Qatari side in the Qatar-Japan Friendship Association, took part yesterday in a seminar on Qatar Infrastructure Projects, currently in session in Tokyo, in the presence of Japan’s Minister of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akihiro Ohta, as well as several executive heads of government bodies and institutions in Qatar.
Addressing the opening of the seminar, Al Attiyah hailed the friendly and strong political and economic ties between Qatar and Japan, underlining that these relations have become a model of cooperation, and an example of mutual understanding between two sovereign states.
Al Attiyah noted that the two countries celebrated the 40th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations last year, adding that the success of the various events that have been organised in recognition of such important event in both countries provide a valid testimony of the depth and strength of relations.
Ever since Qatar has become an independent and sovereign state, it has given top priority to develop and maintain friendly and diverse economic relations with Japan based on trust, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, Al Attiyah said.
During the last two decades, Japan played a leading role in Qatar’s massive energy development projects which allowed the country to become the largest LNG exporter in the World and a major player in the petrochemical industry. Japanese technology, financing and guarantee of off-take of our energy exports were instrumental in the success of Qatar’s plans, he added.