Jakarta, MINA – Indonesia, the United States, and Japan on Thursday held a workshop focusing on meeting Indonesia’s growing demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Over 250 attendees from both the public and private sectors discussed Indonesia’s LNG growth plans and how Japanese, American, and Indonesian companies can contribute through financing and technology.
Keishi Suzuki, President Director of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), said that LNG is one of the most needed energy. Growth in LNG production and consumption continues to increase every year. “Natural gas is one of the most important energy sources,” Suzuki said.
Meanwhile, Japanese and U.S. government participants also described international efforts to support energy security and promote open, transparent, and rules-based energy markets.
“The U.S. government stands ready to do all we can to support energy collaboration between our three countries to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States, as a leading LNG exporter and technology provider, is ready to partner with Indonesia and Japan to meet increased energy demand.” said Ms. Heather Variava, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires at Hotel Pullman Thamrin, Center Jakarta.
Mr. Keiichi Ono, Embassy of Japan Chargé d’Affaires said Japan, as the largest LNG importer in the world, has already committed to drastically expanding the financing support provided through Japanese Government to enhance LNG value chain development in the region, and also expand our support for capacity building.
“I am confident that we will find opportunities for trilateral cooperation that harness each of our country’s expertise in this area,” said Ono.
Japan and the United States, through our Japan-U.S. Strategic Energy Partnership, look forward to continuing cooperation with Indonesia to grow sustainable and secure energy markets throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (L/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)