03 may 2013 11: 58 am Last update: 03 may 2013 11: 58 am
the Organization of petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) once again
overcome the impasse on the selection of the next Secretary-General,
after blocked competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran last year, a new
candidate for the post.
Delegates said the OPEC officials will
meet "early next week at the Organization's headquarters in Vienna to
discuss the criteria for the selection of a new Secretary-General, and
ending the current Secretary-General Abdullah Al-Badri, one year in
The impasse highlighted political tension within the
Organization, which has 12 members, which increased because of sanctions
Unlike tradition restored «» Badri, OPEC is Libby in
post for a third term in December after failed candidates from Saudi
Arabia, Iran and Iraq in the crowd.
The Secretary-General is the
main representative of the Organization in the international arena, and
assists in the preparation of the production policy and is responsible
for the Secretariat of OPEC in Vienna.
identifies their candidate criteria for the post, while oil Ministers
will assume the difficult task to select it.
One delegate said,
on condition of anonymity because talks are confidential: each State
must agree on a new Secretary-General, so should be a candidate
acceptable to all.
Delegates say: that the three candidates so
far are the Saudi representative Majed Al Muneef Iraqi Prime Minister
Adviser for Energy Affairs thamir ghadhban and former Iranian Oil
Minister Gholam Hussein nozeri.
They add that this could change
once the matter to Ministers at the next meeting of the Organization on
May 31 in Vienna, where the cartel will decide policy «» on production
in the second half of 2013.
Another delegate said: will the
Council of delegates at the meeting of OPEC ministers» with «the new
criteria, and no State can put forward a candidate.
Organization was faced with difficulties when the selection of the
Secretary-General, and ended the set in 2007 continued dilemma Badri
three years on the job. And when he was appointed for one year in
December amended the "OPEC» Charter which stipulates no more than the
number of times the post twice, each for three years.
identify the criteria for selecting the Secretary-General is scheduled
to recommend a successor to Kuwaiti Ambassador Hasan Qabazard, Director
of research at OPEC, is the second-largest position in the organization.
by Al QABAS