阿联酋通讯社Wam报道称，阿布扎比王储、阿联酋武装部队副最高司令谢赫·穆罕默德·本·拉希德·阿勒马克图姆(Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum)和日本首相安倍晋三出席了签字仪式。
该协议由日本国务大臣兼Adnoc集团首席执行官Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber博士和日本经济产业大臣Makihara Hideki签署。
洪伟立 摘译自 Trade Arabia
UAE, Japan sign strategic pact for energy cooperation
The UAE and Japan have signed a Strategic Energy Cooperation Agreement between the Abu Dhabi Supreme Petroleum Council, represented by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of Japan, for the storage of over eight million barrels of crude oil at storage facilities in Japan.
The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, reported Emirates news agency Wam.
The agreement extends and expands the previous strategic crude oil storage agreement between the two nations that expired at the end of 2019. Under the terms of the new agreement, which has an initial three year period, Adnoc will store crude oil at storage facilities in Japan which may be traded to customers, whilst ensuring that certain quantities of crude oil are available in the event of an oil shortage event in Japan.
The agreement was signed by Dr Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Adnoc Group CEO, and Makihara Hideki, Japan’s State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Dr Al Jaber said: "The new agreement with the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy to store Abu Dhabi crude oil in Japan further strengthens the excellent working relationship between the UAE and our Japanese counterparts.