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OPEC: Tribute to the late OPEC Secretary General Barkindo and welcoming of the new OPEC Secretary General Al Ghais

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At the 31st OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting, held via videoconference on 3 August 2022, a special tribute was paid to the late OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, by all Heads of Delegation of participating countries in the Declaration of Cooperation (DoC) (video link attached).

Heads of Delegation recalled the key role HE Barkindo played in the global energy scene and in promoting the DoC, as a leading figure representing OPEC who skillfully built bridges with key energy stakeholders, including producers and consumers, globally.

Heads of Delegation expressed words of condolences to OPEC Member Country Nigeria, the OPEC Secretariat and the family of HE Barkindo.

At the same time, Heads of Delegation congratulated the new OPEC Secretary General, HE Haitham Al Ghais of the State of Kuwait, on his appointment by acclamation. They wished him all the success in leading the Organization and further supporting the cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC oil-producing countries.

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