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Iran, Algeria to keep on close collaboration in OPEC and GECF: Oil Min


held the post of the secretary-general for two terms (four years), said after the 23rd Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum held via video conference on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

“Let not forget that the Gas Exporting Countries Forum has 11 members, only two of which have been able to serve as the secretary-general,” he added.

’s nominee was selected as the Forum’s secretary-general for two years after several negotiations,” he stated, “I am pleased that our friend, Algeria, accompanied us in such as OPEC (the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and , could hold the post. I would like to extend my sincere congratulation and wish him continued success.”

Owji stressed that Iran and Algeria would continue their close collaboration in GECF and OPEC, adding he had constructive negotiations with his Algerian counterpart and this cooperation would lead to good results.

Algeria’s Mohamed Hamel is 64 years old and has 39 years of experience in various energy sectors. Holding degrees in engineering and economics, he is currently the senior advisor to Algerian , Mohamed Arkab. He also served as the senior advisor to the secretary-general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for five years and as the head of the Energy Studies Department at the OPEC Secretariat for seven years.

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