New Delhi Union minister of petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan Friday held a telecall with Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar’s minister of state for energy affairs and president & CEO Qatar Petroleum on promoting Qatari investments in the entire energy value chain in India. This was a follow-up to prime minister Narendra Modi’s discussion with Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani on 8th December.

Minister Pradhan reiterated Qatar’s role as a reliable supplier of LNG and LPG. Both sides agreed to further strengthen cooperation in the energy sector and move beyond the buyer-seller relationship to a comprehensive one, including two-way investments.

Both the ministers have agreed to set up a Task Force on Energy, represented by vice-president of Qatar Petroleum and a senior officer from petroleum ministry to identify specific projects in India’s energy sector for Qatari investments.