OPEC bulletin 12/17–1/18
C o n f e r e n c e N o t e s
Ministers and delegates, with praise for their contribu-
tions and thanks for a job well done.
The Conference also recognized the major contribu-
tions of the outgoing Chair of the JMMC for 2017, Issam
A Almarzooq, Kuwait’s Minister of Oil and Minister of
Electricity and Water, for his exemplary leadership
that has helped make a success of the ‘Declaration of
Cooperation’. In 2018, Al-Falih will undertake the role of
Chair of the JMMC, alongside the continuing Co-Chair,
Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian
Other ministerial acknowledgments
The delegates of the OPEC Conference also offered
a warm welcome to a number of Ministers who have
assumed their position since the last OPEC Conference
in May 2017. Mustapha Guitouni, Minister of Energy
of Algeria; Eng Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Minister of
Mineral Resources and Petroleum of Angola; and the
recently-appointed Minister of Petroleum and Energy of
the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Manuel Quevedo.
It also recognized the contributions and achievements
of outgoing officials from these countries.
A warm welcome was also offered to Mustafa A
Sanalla, Libya’s NOC Chairman, who attended as head of
the Libyan delegation, as well as two non-OPEC observ-
ers, Eng Tarek El Molla, Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and
Mineral Resources; and Japarguly Orazov, Vice-Chairman
of the Turkmen Oil State Concern.
HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Salman (l), Minister of State for
Energy Affairs, Saudi Arabia; Eng Adeeb Al-Aama (r), Saudi
Arabia’s Governor for OPEC.
Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei (seated c), Minister of Energy & Industry, UAE; Eng Ahmed
Mohamed Alkaabi (seated l), UAE’s Governor for OPEC; Salem Hareb Al Mehairi (standing
second r), UAE’s National Representative; and other delegates.
Manuel Salvador Quevedo Fernandez (c), People’s Minister of Petroleum, Venezuela;
Eng Angel Gonzalez Saltron (l), Venezuela’s Governor for OPEC; and Ronny Romero (r),
Venezuela’s National Representative.
United Arab Emirates