Venezuela’s Energy and Oil Minister, Rafael Ramírez met today with the Japanese Prime Minister, Taro Aso, in order to boost the recent energy cooperation agreements signed by both countries.
President of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) arrived in Japan after President Chávez’s visit to that country last April. Minister Ramirez traveled to Japan to foster 12 energy agreement signed previously.
Ramírez came from Vienna where he participated in the Ministerial OPEC’s meeting.
The Venezuelan minister met this Friday with Mr. Aso and he expects to meet with the Japanese Economy Minister, Toshihiro Nikai and the general director of the Energy Agency of Japan, Toru Ishida, in order to implement the agreements signed in March.
Ramírez signed this month a Memorandum of Understanding with Japan regarding cooperation in the development of energy sources such as oil and natural gas.
Among the agreeements signed, there is the proposal of participation of a joint venture in the Gran Mariscal de Sucre project between PDVSA and the Japanese companies Marubeni, Itochu, Mitsubishi and Mitsui.
Bolivarian News Agency (ABN), MinCI, Prensa Embajada de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela en EE UU/ May 29, 2009