Qatar’s delegation to the 99th Ministerial Meeting of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) in Kuwait yesterday was led by HE the Minister of Energy and Industry, Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada.
The agenda of the meeting included global oil conditions and environmental and climate-change issues. It also included reports on OAPEC Secretariat activities in various fields, functions organised by the Secretariat, studies and surveys it had conducted, and progress achieved so far in the OAPEC databank.
Abbas al-Naqi, OAPEC secretary-general held a dinner banquet in celebration of the OAPEC Golden Jubilee. Members of the Council of Ministers and country representatives to the Executive Bureau were acknowledged during the ceremony.
OAPEC is a regional inter-governmental organisation established by an agreement signed in Beirut on January 9, 1968, by Kuwait, Libya (Kingdom of Libya at that time) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The three founding members had chosen Kuwait to be the Organisation’s headquarters.
Qatar joined OAPEC in 1970, along with the UAE, Bahrain and Algeria. In 1972, Syria, Iraq and Egypt also joined. Tunisia joined OAPEC in 1982.
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