<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum will undertake an official visit to Japan from October16-18, including participating in the 6 Annual LNG Producers Consumer Conference.The visit of Pradhan is a follow up of the visit of Shinzo Abe, PM of Japan to India in September 2017. The visit aims to enhance cooperation in establishing a transparent, efficient, truly global and balanced LNG market. Pradhan will be delivering a keynote speech at the session on “Developing LNG Market in Asia — Government Perspectives”.Energy Ministers from Qatar, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Japan and other leading hydrocarbon experts are scheduled to participate in the Conference. During his visit, Pradhan will meet with his Japanese counterpart Hiroshige Seko, minister of economy, trade, and industry, to discuss issues of bilateral engagement in the hydrocarbon sector.A MoC is scheduled for signing on “establishing a Liquid, Flexible and Global LNG Market” between India and Japan. Pradhan would also meet with representatives of Japanese Companies, for exploring areas of further engagement with the Indian companies. Intern Training Program (TITP)” which will pave the way for bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the area of skill development. Pradhan is also scheduled to visit Kanto Polytechnic College, Oyama during the visit.