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Japanese Economy Minister Hagiuda said that Tokyo would retain interests in the Sakhalin-2 project

Japanese Economy Minister Hagiuda said that Tokyo would 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 of the Russian government to create a new operator

“As for the Sakhalin-2 project, the position on continuing to preserve our interests has not changed,” the head of the department emphasized.


Earlier, the Japanese participants in the Sakhalin-2 project, Mitsui and Mitsubishi, announced that they had decided to study the decree of the Russian government on the creation of a new project operator.


On June 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a 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.