Resolutions of the 128th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

No 1/2004
Vienna, Austria
04 Jan 2004

The 128th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, held in Vienna, Austria, on December 4, 2003, adopted the following Resolutions, which, in accordance with customary procedures, have been ratified by the Member Countries and are issued herewith:

Resolution No 128.405

The Conference,

having regard to the rules laid down in the Statute of the Organization, in particular Article 21; whereas in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 121.395, the term of office of the Governor for the United Arab Emirates as Chairman of the Board of Governors expires on December 31, 2003; and since the gentlemen appointed by Resolution No 127.402 as Chairman and Alternate Chairman of the Board of Governors for the year 2004 have ceased to hold the office of Governor for their respective country;

appoints Mr Iván A Orellana, Governor for Venezuela, as Chairman of the Board of Governors for a period of one year from January 1, 2004; and

appoints

Mr Hamid Dahmani, Governor for Algeria, as Alternate Chairman for the same period.

Resolution No 128.406

The Conference,

decides

that, from January 1, 2004, until such time as a Secretary General will be appointed, the President of the Conference shall assume the responsibilities of the Secretary General, and is authorized to make whatever arrangements he deems appropriate for the efficient direction of the Secretariat. Note: The Venezuelan Delegation did not agree with this decision.

Resolution No 128.407

The Conference,

with due regard to Resolution No 127.403, setting the date for the next Ordinary Meeting of the Conference

resolves

that this Meeting of the Conference shall be convened in Vienna, Austria, on March 31, 2004.

Done in Vienna this fourth day of December 2003.

Head of the Delegation of Algeria

Dr Chakib Khelil 

Head of the Delegation of Indonesia

Dr Purnomo Yusgiantoro

Head of the Delegation of Islamic Republic of Iran

Bijan Namdar Zangeneh

Head of the Delegation of Iraq

Dr Ibrahim Bahr Alolom

Head of the Delegation of Kuwait

Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah

Head of the Delegation of the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

 Dr Abdulhafid Mahmoud Zlitni

Head of the Delegation of Nigeria

Dr Edmund M. Daukoru

Head of the Delegation of Qatar

Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah

Head of the Delegation of Saudi Arabia

Ali I. Naimi

Head of the Delegation of United Arab Emirates

Obaid Bin Saif Al-Nasseri

Head of the Delegation of Venezuela

Rafael Ramirez