Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan to visit Japan, Russia from Oct 22

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan to visit Japan, Russia from Oct 22

Union Minister for Oil and Gas Dharmendra Pradhan will embark on a four-day visit to Japan and Russia from October 22 to 26. A statement by the Ministry of External Affairs said that Pradhan’s visit comes as a follow up to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Vladivostok for the Eastern Economic Forum last month.

The minister, who will be accompanied by an official and business delegation, will visit Vladivostok from October 22-25, the statement read. During his visit, Pradhan will be meeting First Deputy Minister for Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic Sergey Tyrtsev, and Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin.

Rosneft is the leader in the Russian oil sector and the largest global public oil and gas corporation. The company is focused on exploration and appraisal of hydrocarbon fields, production of oil, gas and gas condensate, offshore field development projects, feedstock processing, sales of oil, gas and refined products in the territory of Russia and abroad.

Pradhan will also visit the shipbuilding Complex Zvezda and the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project in Russia’s Far East. At the same time, the minister will explore and discuss possible areas of collaboration in other sectors like coking coal, and shipping routes. Read more

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