Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan embarked on a two-day visit to UAE on Sunday. He was accompanied by an official and business delegation.
He has been invited by the UAE Minister of State and CEO, ADNOC Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, to participate in the Inaugural Ministerial Session of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) on Monday and also in a Ministerial Panel Discussion on the same day.
Pradhan along with Jaber will also jointly inaugurate the India Pavilions set up by Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI), Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The DGH will be conducting a Roadshow to attract foreign investment by global oil and gas majors in India’s Exploration & Production (E&P) and other areas in oil and gas sector.
During his visit, Union Minister Pradhan is scheduled to meet his UAE counterparts Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, and Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO and discuss issues of bilateral hydrocarbon as well as steel sector engagement within the overall framework of India-UAE Strategic Partnership.
On the sidelines of ADIPEC, Pradhan will also meet his counterparts from various countries and Heads of international energy organizations and CEOs of global oil and gas companies, who are attending the ADIPEC- 2019. He will also use the occasion to explore opportunities for steel exports to the Middle East countries.