[size=36]Next September, Baghdad hosts an OPEC meeting[/size]
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, Minister of Culture Abdul Amir al-Hamdani revealed an upcoming meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Baghdad next September.
Al-Hamdani said in an interview with Al-Sabah newspaper and his follower / Mawazine News, that "the ministry has partnered with the Iraqi Petroleum Products Marketing Company, affiliated to the Ministry of Oil, to rehabilitate the People's Hall in Al-Maydan area in Baghdad, with the aim of hosting a meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)."
The minister added, "This meeting coincides with the 60th anniversary of the founding of this organization in 1960 in Baghdad, indicating that the hall will be fully qualified by the company."
For his part, spokesman of the Oil Ministry, Assem Jihad, said, "The ministry has formed committees to prepare for this occasion, and there is interest by the organization to revive it."
Jihad added that "the organization (OPEC) will hold a celebration with the participation of the ministers of the oil-exporting countries, noting that there are important activities in remembrance of the great role of Iraq in establishing this organization in 1960 and Baghdad embraces its first meeting."
He continued, "There is an interest in qualifying the places that witnessed the first meeting of this organization in the People's Hall adjacent to the former Ministry of Defense, as the Ministry took this upon itself," noting that "this step represents a message from Iraq as an important part of the global oil system and an important economic force, As well as being the second largest oil exporter in the organization after Saudi Arabia. "
Jihad explained that "the ministry has been able during the past years to restore Iraq’s position in this important international organization, and made Iraq an important part in the agreements or decisions that are taken, as the position of Iraq is always described as wise as it played a very important role during previous meetings in bringing the views between Member states to turn into agreements, which led to the restoration of balance in the oil market and the recovery of oil prices after the economic crisis. "Ended 29 / A 43