Dr. Kiyohiko Toyama, Vice-Minister (Parliamentary) for Foreign Affairs, to Attend the International Energy Business Forum (IEBF) and the International Energy Forum (IEF)
April 20, 2006
- Dr. Kiyohiko Toyama, Vice-Minister (Parliamentary) for Foreign Affairs, will attend the second International Energy Business Forum (IEBF) and the tenth International Energy Forum (IEF), which will be held in Doha on April 22 (Sat) and 23 (Sun) respectively.
- The IEBF and the IEF will be hosted by Qatar and will be attended by Dr. Toyama and Mr. Toshihiro Nikai, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, from Japanese side and other minister-level and secretary-general-level representatives respectively from 69 countries and seven international organizations.
- At a time when oil prices are going up and dialogue between producing and consuming countries have been getting all the more important, the IEF will offer dialogue between the ministers and representatives of the industry under the main theme of "Fueling the Future - Energy Security, a Shared Responsibility." The Japanese delegation will take a full part in this dialogue to make use of this opportunity to analyze energy security challenges with which the international community is faced and deepen mutual understanding and cooperation with other participating countries and organizations as to measures to solve these challenges.
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