Igor Sechin made a business trip to Qatar
Moscow. To foster the Russian-Qatar dialogue on a high level, Rosneft Chief Executive Officer Igor Sechin made a business trip to Doha. During a visit, Rosneft CEO was received by Amir of the State of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, and had a number of business meetings, including with the Minister of Finance of the State of Qatar Ali Sharif Al Emadi, Minister of energy and industry Mohammed Saleh Al Sada and management of Qatar Petroleum. Main subjects of bilateral negotiations were the prospects of mutually beneficial cooperation and implementation of joint projects between Rosneft and the Qatar partners.
During a visit, Rosneft and Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development signed the Agreement on the opening of Rosneft International Research and Development Center.
Rosneft Research Center is going to opened in the free economic zone in the Qatar Science & Technology Park, one of the leading technology cities of the world. The Center laboratories are going to develop innovative solutions in the area of engineering plastic, gas conversion to petrochemical feedstock, creation of new catalysts, polymers and oils and cooperation in shipbuilding. In addition, the partners are going to develop cooperation in the field of oil and gas education with the aim of integrating the two scientific and educational schools - Russian and international.
One more area of cooperation between the countries will be the implementation of a number of projects timed to Russian - Qatar bilateral year of culture 2018.