Japanese Economy Minister Hagiuda said that Tokyo will retain interests in the Sakhalin-2 project
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Koichi Hagiuda said that Tokyo retains interests in the Sakhalin-2 project after the decision Russian government about creating a new operator. His words lead RIA News.
“As for the Sakhalin-2 project, the position on continuing to preserve our interests has not changed,” the head of the department emphasized.
Previously, Japanese participants in the Sakhalin-2 project, Mitsui and Mitsubishi declaredthat they decided to study the decree of the Russian government on the creation of a new project operator.
June 30 President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed decree on special measures in the fuel and energy sector in connection with the unfriendly actions of foreign states. He ordered Sakhalin Energy to change the operator of the Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project and transfer the company’s property to the state.