Adeli again picked as GECF secretary-general

The GECF also picked Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh as deputy chairman and Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed Saleh Al Sada as chairman of the Forum.

Mohammad Hossein Adeli, the Iranian secretary-general of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), was reinstated on Saturday.

Adeli was elected as GECF secretary-general for a second two-year term in a foreign ministerial meeting of GECF member states in Tehran.

Adeli presented a report to the participants about his activities over the past two years he led the organization.

The GECF also picked Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh as deputy chairman and Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed Saleh Al Sada as chairman of the Forum.

Azerbaijan was given the status of an observer in the GECF.

The third Summit of leaders of the GECF member states will be held in Tehran on 23 November in which the heads of states of nine countries will participate.

So far, the presence of the presidents of Bolivia, Russia, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Venezuela and Iraq has been confirmed. Turkmen president will also attend Monday’s meeting as a special guest.

Russia, Iran, Qatar, Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and the United Arab Emirates are the main members of the gas exporting body. Observer countries are the Netherlands, Iraq, Oman, Peru, Azerbaijan and Norway.

GECF members account for 42 percent of global gas output, 70 percent of global gas reserves, 40 percent of piped gas transfer, and 65 percent of global trade of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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