[size=36]UAE: OPEC is not an enemy of the United States[/size]
Reuters) - OPEC is not an enemy of the United States, UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazroui said on Saturday.
"The two parties are complementary to each other and there is no hostility between them," Mazroui told a news conference in Abu Dhabi in a commentary on relations between OPEC and major oil consuming countries such as the United States.
In December, OPEC member states and major producer nations led by Russia agreed to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) from January to seek market balance.
The decision came despite calls from US President Donald Trump to the oil-exporting countries to refrain from cutting production, saying that this will cause the increase in global crude prices.