political| 12:53 – 09/21/2021
Baghdad – Mawazine News
OPEC announced, on Tuesday, its approval to hold its founding conference in Iraq next year, while indicating that it is talking with the Ministry of Oil to provide the logistical and preparatory requirements necessary for the conference.
The Secretary-General of the Organization, Muhammad Barkindo, said in a letter addressed to all the heads of delegations of the member countries of OPEC and non-member countries, according to the official agency, that “Iraq will host the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the organization in the first quarter of 2022.”
Barkindo added that “Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail informed me of Iraq’s readiness, desire and ability to host the founding conference, after completing all the necessary arrangements.”
He added, “The General Secretariat of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is in talks with the Ministry of Oil to ensure that all necessary logistical and preparatory requirements are arranged,” noting that “we look forward to seeing you in Iraq at the beginning of 2022.”
On June 30, Barkindo announced that the Iraqi government had agreed to host the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of OPEC on September 30, 2021, in the People’s Hall in Baghdad, but the Minister of Oil announced the postponement of the conference through a letter to OPEC. Ended 29/A43