Aramco Asia Japan K.K. (Omar M. Al Amudi, Representative Director and President, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, “AAJ”) and the Okinawa Coral Reef Conservation Consortium (Yoshikatsu Nakano, Chairman, Naha City, Okinawa, the “Consortium”) have reached an agreement on a comprehensive partnership to further promote efforts to conserve the marine environment in Okinawa Prefecture that they have supported together over the past 10 years.
As part of its corporate citizenship activities, Aramco has been working with the Consortium since 2011 on a long-term effort to conserve Okinawa's marine environment. Based on an agreement with the Japanese government signed in 2010, Aramco started developing business, utilizing a crude oil terminal in Uruma City, on the east coast of the main island of Okinawa. Since then, Aramco has cooperated through the Consortium in marine environment study, research, monitoring activities, and various events and symposiums such as Coral Reef Week held in the prefecture.
Commenting on the comprehensive agreement, Omar M. Al Amudi, Representative Director and President of AAJ, said: "In addition to the education and public awareness of marine conservation and support for the conservation of local coral reefs that we have been providing, we are very pleased that we have agreed to newly add on activities that will lead to the recovery and restoration of the marine environment to our comprehensive partnership with the Consortium, which will take our activities to a new level. These comprehensive agreements will further promote efforts related to 'Contributing to Local Communities' which Aramco has been focused on, and we will continue to strengthen our mutual cooperation and promote efforts to solve local and global issues."