Representative of Kuwait Heisam al-Ghais is candidate for the post of new secretary general of OPEC

14:39 19.11.2021 3078

https://oilgas.gov.tm/storage/posts/3370/original-16195fc26d4adb.jpeg

The candidacy of Kuwaiti representative Heissam al-Ghais for appointment to the post of OPEC secretary general from August 1, 2022 will be discussed at a meeting of cartel ministers in December, Kuwaiti Minister of Oil and Higher Education Mohammad Abdel Latif al-Fares told reporters on the sidelines of the ADIPEC-2021 International Oil and Gas Exhibition in  Abu Dhabi.

“Yes, this issue is on the agenda,” he confirmed, answering the relevant TASS question.  Al-Fares also noted that OPEC is discussing other candidates, but did not name them.

 Since August 2016, the 62-year-old Nigerian politician Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo has held the post of OPEC Secretary General, who has worked with OPEC as a representative of Nigeria since 1986.  His term expires at the end of July 2022.  According to the OPEC charter, the Secretary General is elected for a term of three years, with the possibility of re-election once.

 Al-Gais, clarifies TASS, headed the Kuwait delegation to OPEC from 2017 to 2021, «played an important role in the implementation of the declaration of cooperation» of the OPEC+ countries, especially in 2017, «when the basic mechanisms of the agreement were laid down».  Al-Ghais graduated from the University of San Francisco in California with a degree in political science, worked in oil companies and the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry.

 The OPEC ministerial meeting is scheduled for December 1, 2021.

Other articles
161973c74e8531.jpeg
President of Turkmenistan and Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan discussed partnership in the spheres of energy and transport

Cooperation in the energy sector became one of the main topics of the meeting of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan Mikail Chingiz oglu Jabbarov, held in Ashgabat on Thursday.


161974beb8ee6f.jpeg
The Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea discussed the agenda of the upcoming «Central Asia – Korea» Forum

Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea Rashid Meredov and Chon Ui-Yong discussed by telephone the agenda of the 14th Central Asia-Korea Cooperation Forum, which is scheduled to be held on November 30 this year, the website of the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan reports.


161974c7cf3d06.jpeg
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov spoke at the International Forum on Northern Economic Cooperation

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made an address by the digital system at the International Forum on Northern Economic Cooperation, which was held on Thursday in Seoul (Republic of Korea) in a hybrid format.


164e6fdae84031.jpg
Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Malaysia discussed the issues of cooperation in trade, energy and other areas

The Turkmen-Malaysian inter-MFA consultations were held online at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan on Wednesday. Diplomats discussed a wide range of issues of multilateral and bilateral cooperation in the political, diplomatic, trade, economic, energy and humanitarian fields, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a statement.


1619cc0e67c810.jpeg
At the meeting of the Turkmen-Chinese intergovernmental committee, issues of implementation of projects in the fuel and energy sector were discussed

The 7th meeting of the Subcommittee on Energy Cooperation of the Turkmen-Chinese Intergovernmental Committee was held on November 19, 2021 in an online format.