SINGAPORE (Bloomberg) NTT DoCoMo Inc. said it is in talks with Middle East carriers, including Qatar Telecom QSC, Emirates Telecommunications Corp. and Saudi Telecom Co., as it seeks to expand overseas.

“We’re interested in the Middle East and Africa,” Toshinari Kunieda, senior vice president of global business at DoCoMo, said Thursday in Singapore. “We’re currently just chatting, but I don’t deny equity partnerships in the future.”

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