The Minister for Primary Industry and Resources will betravelling to Japan today to strengthen existing relations between the NorthernTerritory Government and Japan.
While in Japan, Minister Kirby will attend a key industryconference, the Australia-Japan Joint Business Conference (AJJBC).
Minister Kirby will meet with:
- Osksa Gas Mr. Takeshi Matsui, ExecutiveVice-President and Head of International Energy and Resource Business Unit andMr. Tasuo Ryoki, Chairman of Osaka Gas (Australia); and
- INPEX Mr. Seiya Ito, Senior Managing ExecutiveOfficer and Senior VP Ichthys Project, and Mr. Jiro Okada, Vice-PresidentIchthys Division.
The Minister will also visit Mitsubishi, METI and JOGMEC toexplore opportunities between these organisations and the Northern Territory.
Quotesfrom Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby:
Our governmentsnumber one priority is creating jobs and driving investment into the Territory.
The focus of thistrip is to strengthen relationships and explore what opportunities exist forthe Northern Territory.
INPEX plays andimportant role to the Northern Territory economy, and the Australia-Japanconference will be a highlight to continue discussions around futureopportunities, with Japan being one of our largest trading partners.
Flight and accommodation costs for the Minister and onestaff member: