The Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammad Barkindo, has announced that Iraq will host the organisation’s 60th anniversary in first quarter of 2022.
He disclosed this on Monday in a letter he signed and issued to all Heads of Delegation of OPEC Member countries and non-OPEC countries participating in the Declaration of Cooperation (DoC).
The Organization was founded at the ‘Baghdad Conference’ on September 14, 1960.
“His Excellency Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismaael, Minister of Oil of Iraq has informed me that his esteemed country remains ready, willing and able to host an anniversary event, having completed all the necessary arrangements, and this will now take place in the first quarter of 2022.
“The OPEC Secretariat will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Oil of Iraq to assure all the necessary logistical and preparatory requirements are arranged.
“We look forward to seeing you in Iraq in early 2022,’’ he said.
Barkindo, on the 30th of June, announced that the Iraqi government had agreed to host OPEC’s 60th anniversary on September 30, 2021 at the Al-Shaab Hall in Baghdad.
Unfortunately, Ismaael, announced the postponement of the event through a letter to the OPEC scribe.
The Secretary General lauded Ismaael and his team for their kind cooperation and understanding.