The sector vice president for the Economic Area and Minister of Popular Power for Petroleum, Tareck El Aissami, reported this Thursday the start of the 15th OPEC + Ministerial Meeting to define the mechanisms that will be put into practice to continue advancing in the stabilization of the oil market to world level after the impact of the health situation generated by the pandemic.
Through his account on the social network Twitter @TareckPSUV, El Aissami wrote: "We have started the 15th OPEC + Ministerial Meeting to continue advancing in strengthening this mechanism that has served to face these difficult times of pandemic. The DECLARATION of COOPERATION is the guarantee of stability of the world oil market ”.
El Aissami participates on behalf of Venezuela in the 15th OPEC and Non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting (OPEC +), which is held via videoconference from Vienna, Austria, meeting that is chaired by Abdul Aziz bin Salman, Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia, and Co-Chair Alexander Novak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
During his speech at this digital meeting, the Vice President in the economic area Tareck El Aissami indicated that "today we are going to continue working and deepening the Declaration of Cooperation, this mechanism that we have described as virtuous, has allowed us the stability of the energy industry global, especially in the oil market with stable prices for an economy recovering from the catastrophic impact of the Covid pandemic ”.
According to a press release issued by the Sectoral Vice Presidency of the Economy, the meeting is also attended by the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Angola, a Central African country, Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, in his capacity as president of the OPEC Conference, as well such as the Secretary General of OPEC, Mohammed Barkindo, together with the representatives of the nations that make up OPEC +: Angola, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, United Arab Emirates, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Libya and Nigeria.
Within the framework of this important energy alliance that promotes the recovery of the post-pandemic economy, Aissami stated that "our conviction is tied to this commitment to work with the OPEC + countries", maintaining the commitment of our country to achieve each one of the established objectives. "