Kuwait's representative becomes new OPEC Secretary-General

Source : 112 Ukraine

He was Kuwait's representative in OPEC from 2017 to 2021
11:18, 4 January 2022

France 24

Representatives of the member countries of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) elected Haitham al-Ghais as the new Secretary-General of the organization as France24 reported.

"The conference decided by acclamation to appoint Mr. Haitham al-Ghais of Kuwait as secretary-general of the Organization, with effect from 1 August 2022, for a period of three years," the OPEC statement said.

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Al-Ghais was Kuwait's representative to OPEC from 2017 to 2021. He will now replace Nigerian Mohammed Barkindo, who has served two consecutive terms as OPEC secretary-general since May 2016.

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is an international intergovernmental organization created by oil-producing countries to control oil production quotas. OPEC consists of 13 countries: Algeria, Angola, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. OPEC countries control about 2/3 of the world's oil reserves. They account for about 35% of world production and half of world oil exports.


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