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TOKYO, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi and Qatar’s Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah are expected to join a ministerial conference of major oil producing and consuming countries in Japan, a Japanese official said.

Other high-profile officials expected to join include Indonesia’s energy minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and United Arab Emirates Oil Minister Mohammed al-Hamli, the official at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Tuesday.

Energy ministers or other high-ranking officials from 12 Asian countries including China and India, and from nine Middle East countries including Qatar, which is co-host of the event, are due to participate in the one-day gathering on April 26 to discuss ways to stabilise the oil market and strengthen relationships.

Representatives from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, the International Energy Agency and the International Energy Forum will also attend.

The Asian energy meeting was last held in May 2007 in Riyadh.