Iran’s oil minister not to attend GECF meeting
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
Iran’s oil minister will not participate in the annual meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GESF), Mehr reported Nov.16.
The ministerial meeting of GECF will be held in Qatar on Nov.17.
Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, Iran's liaison to the Forum would represent Iran at the meeting.
Iranian official Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli is currently the secretary general of the Forum.
GECF is an international governmental organization which provides the framework for exchanging experience and information among Member Countries.
The Member countries of the Forum are: Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman and Peru have the status of Observer Members.
With the current number of Members the GECF has a strong position on the world gas market and among international energy organizations. Its potential rests on the enormous natural gas reserves of the Member Countries all together accumulating 67% of the world proven natural gas reserves.