Secretary General's sincere congratulations on the occasion of appointment to Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum Secretary General H.E. Dr. Yury Sentyurin extends his sincere congratulations to H.E. Iraqi Oil Minister Mr. Thamer Ghadhban on his new appointment.
In his greetings, the Secretary General especially mentioned that the plan declared by the Minister to increase the oil output and export capacity in 2019 as well to upgrade the existing capacity will contribute greatly to the taking place in Iraq’s energy sector.
On behalf of the GECF, H.E. Dr. Sentyurin emphasized his intent to follow up with H.E. Mr. Thamer Ghadhban on Iraq’s relationship with the Forum and invited the esteemed country of Iraq to become a full GECF member. The Secretary General ensured that becoming a full member, ensured Secretary General, would enable the Republic of Iraq to benefit from the expertise the Forum possesses - which allows its members to develop and use their resources for the benefit of their people.
Meanwhile, the Secretary General invited the Iraqi Oil Minister to participate in the 20th GECF Ministerial Meeting, to be held on November 14, 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago. The meeting, which will kick-off the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the Forum will also feature a Gas Symposium as a side-line activity. Dr. Sentyurin stressed that as a valued Observer Member, Iraq is welcomed to participate in these activities.