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Qatar/UK joint communiqué on energy

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On 5 November 2013, Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry and UK Minister of State for Energy, Michael Fallon MP, met in Doha.

On 5 November 2013, Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry, HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, and UK Minister of State for Energy, Michael Fallon MP, met in Doha and discussed the strong and growing bi-lateral relationship in the field of energy. In particular, the discussion focused on the natural gas sector, as well as energy investment, renewable energy and climate change.

The two ministers:

  • Welcomed the important role played by Qatar in supplying natural gas to the UK and investing in UK energy infrastructure, contributing to the security of UK energy supply

  • Welcomed the role played by the UK in investing in Qatari energy infrastructure, contributing to its growth

  • Discussed the prospects for the role and development of oil and gas markets in the global energy economy

  • Discussed issues of regional and global security of energy supplies

  • Discussed the role of organisations such as the International Energy Forum and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)

  • Discussed the development and deployment of renewable and energy efficient technologies

  • Recognised Qatar’s role as host of the successful 18th Conference under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2012 and reaffirmed their commitment to a successful outcome of the 19th Conference in Poland in November 2013, which builds towards an ambitious global, legally binding agreement in 2015.

The two ministers encouraged:

  • Establishing a regular energy dialogue, with meetings at both ministerial and senior official level

  • Exploring further opportunities for investment in energy projects

Signed in Doha, Qatar, on 5 November 2013

Minister of Energy and Industry, HE Dr Mohamed bin Saleh Al-Sada

Minister of State for Energy, Michael Fallon MP