TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The 17th extraordinary ministerial meeting of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) started its work in the Iranian capital on Saturday morning.
The extraordinary meeting is chaired by Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh. A regular ministerial meeting is also planned for the afternoon, which will be chaired by Nigerian State Minister of Petroleum Resources Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu.
Zanganeh had earlier announced that eight presidents and a prime minister plan to participate in the 3rd GECF Summit, due to be held on Monday in Tehran.
The Gas Summit is a meeting of heads of states and governments of GECF member countries. It is an opportunity for heads of states to interact and exchange views.
Discussing the GECF Global Gas Model and the long-term gas strategy are among the main priorities in the Forum’s agenda.
The Summit affords GECF member states the opportunity to discuss at the highest level developments, trends, and policies on energy in general and gas in particular and also to reaffirm their continued support to the objectives of the Forum.
The forum, founded in 2001, unites leading natural gas exporting countries and coordinates cooperation between its member states.
Iran, Russia, Algeria, the UAE, Venezuela, Qatar, Egypt, Bolivia, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and Trinidad and Tobago are the members of the forum and the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Peru, Iraq, Oman, and Norway hold observer status.