From March 3 to 5, in the city of Doha, State of Qatar, the 21st Session of the Executive Council of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum took place, whose headquarters are located in that country in the Persian Gulf.
The meeting was chaired by the representative of Libya in the council, Mohamed M. Oun, in his capacity as rotating president in 2015, assisted by the representative of Nigeria as an alternative president and the secretary general of the organization, Hossein Adeli.
Participating in the meeting were the representatives of member countries of the forum belonging to Algeria, Bolivia, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, in addition to Peru and the Netherlands as observers. Equatorial Guinea (also as a member country) was represented by Cesar Augusto Hinestrosa Gomez, Director General of EITI (Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative) together with technical experts from the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy.
The meeting was divided into two phases. The first took place on March 3, discussed aspects of long-term strategy of the forum, and was conducted by the High Level Group for Long-Term Strategy.
In the second phase, on March 4 and 5, held the Executive Board itself, in which administrative and strategic organizational issues were addressed in addition to the initial preparations for the celebration in Iran of a Summit of Heads of State this year 2015.
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is the union of the world’s leading countries in the production of gas, which was created with the aim of increasing the level of coordination and strengthen collaboration between Member States.
Equatorial Guinea is part of this organization since 2010; in 2012 it chaired on a rotating basis the Council of Ministers held in Malabo in November of that year. In 2013 there was a Summit of Heads of State in Moscow (Russia), which was attended by H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic, Head of State and Government.
Source: Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy
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