OPEC Secretary General visits Venezuela | Rigzone
OPEC announced that its Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, had visited the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the invitation of his government to celebrate OPEC’s 61st anniversary.
The four-day visit to the country included meetings with Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, Tareck El Aissami, People’s Oil Minister, and Asdrubal Chavez, President of Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), OPEC revealed.
Maduro reportedly conveyed the assurance of Venezuela’s greatest support for OPEC and the Declaration of Cooperation (DoC). He also reportedly praised the strength of the partnership between OPEC and non-OPEC oil-producing countries participating in the DoC to meet the challenges of the oil market. The Venezuelan president reiterated the importance of the DoC and stressed the importance of producing a documentary that covers OPEC and its role in supporting stability in the global oil market, according to OPEC.
Barkindo reportedly thanked the president for his “exemplary leadership” and “unwavering support” for the DoC process, especially the decisions adopted in 2020, which would have been “essential to address the challenges of the oil market caused by the pandemic”.
The meeting marked the Secretary General’s fifth visit to Venezuela, which is a founding member of OPEC, since 2016. OPEC was established at a meeting in September 1960, in Baghdad, Iraq.
Earlier this week, in an article posted on the OPEC website, Barkindo noted that Venezuela has played a pivotal role in OPEC’s history.
“Venezuela has played a crucial role in the formation of the organization and its subsequent successes throughout its history,” Barkindo said in the letter. “On behalf of the entire OPEC family, I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the government and people of Venezuela who have done so much to make OPEC the distinguished organization it is today. “, he added.
In a commentary marking its 61st anniversary, OPEC noted that it remains focused on a balanced and stable oil market, promoting dialogue among all stakeholders in the energy industry and contributing to the search for options and solutions. to some of the major challenges facing humanity.
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