ABU DHABI, (Pakistan Point News - 16th Nov, 2021) Hardeep Singh Puri, Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, said the UAE is a strategic partner of India in the energy sector, noting his country is the third leading importer and consumer of Emirati oil.
In his statement to the Emirates news Agency (WAM) on the sidelines of his country’s participation in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC 2021), Singh Puri stressed India and the UAE share strong and deep-rooted overall relations, most notably in the energy sector, adding their strategic ties are constantly growing, most notably their cooperation in liquefied natural gas.
India also has an ambitious programme to support the international efforts to reduce emissions, he further added.
He stressed that while his country relies on fossil fuels to a large extent, it is exerting significant efforts to make renewable energy account for 50 percent of its national energy mix.
He then expressed his happiness at being in Abu Dhabi and participating in ADIPEC 2021, a key global platform for shaping the future of the energy sector for the coming decades.