OPEC Secretary visits Venezuela to strengthen ties | News


The secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Barkindo, arrived in Venezuela to “strengthen ties of brotherhood and cooperation” with the nation, where he is carrying out a work agenda with the Minister of Tourism, Ali Padrón.


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“We had the opportunity to greet our great friend, Mohammed Barkindo, secretary general of OPEC, who is carrying out a work agenda in our country, in the company of our Minister of Tourism, Alí ​​Ernesto Padrón, and the Nigerian ambassador to Venezuela, Olorundare Phillip Awoniyi”, said Foreign Minister Félix Plasencia, on his Twitter account.

Barkindo began his visit to the Caribbean nation this Friday to meet with the country’s high authorities, including the Oil Minister, Tareck El Aissami, with the aim of strengthening ties of brotherhood and cooperation between the nation and the international entity. .

The secretary of the organization was received by a high-level delegation, headed by the ministers of Agriculture, Wilmar Castro Sotelo, and Science and Technology, Gabriela Jiménez.

Plasencia also reported that the visit seeks to express sincere gratitude to President Nicolás Maduro and the Venezuelan people for all the support received during his administration, which ends next August, when he will be succeeded by Haitham al Ghais.

Venezuela is one of the 13 countries that make up the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, made up mainly of nations from the Middle East and Africa.

Venezuelan oil production closed the first quarter of 2022 at 756,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd), a drop of 7 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2021 (817,000 bpd), according to the record of the country’s authorities to OPEC.

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