Dr Mohammmed bin Hamad Al-Rumhy (r), Minister of Oil and Gas, the Sultanate
of Oman, with Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General.
Dr Mohammmed bin Hamad Al-Rumhy.
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—and indeed, non-OPEC countries—had rallied together
in the past to increase production when the need arose.
Commitment to dialogue
Time and time again, the Minister has demonstrated his
unwavering dedication to inter-industry dialogue, forg-
ing partnerships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders
and advancing the cause of common action to overcome
His commitment, conviction and courage were instru-
mental in securing the adoption of the Declaration of
Cooperation at the joint OPEC-non-OPEC Producing
Following this, convinced of the need for a sound
mechanism to monitor voluntary adjustments in produc-
tion, Oman has been a proud and active member of the
JMMC, as well as the Joint Technical Committee, and gra-
ciously served as host for both meetings held in Muscat
in January 2018.
And at the centre of all this progress: Minister
Al-Rumhy, a driving force for everything accomplished so
far. Indeed, it is no coincidence that Oman has been one
of the consistently highest conforming countries with the
voluntary production adjustments over the last year.
The pace of change has been phenomenal over the
last 20 years, especially in the energy industry. Having
strong, experienced hands navigating the stormy waters
makes the noble goal of enduring stability in oil market
that much more reachable.
In his opening remarks at the 7
Meeting of the
JMMC, the OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi
Barkindo, lauded Oman’s long history of support and the
key role played by Dr Al-Rumhy.
“Oman has been the very definition of ‘an all-weather
friend,’ attending OPEC Ministerial Conferences as an
observer for over 30 years, and supporting OPEC and
non-OPEC technical meetings since their inception,” he
stated. “The greatest highlights in Omani-OPEC relations
have occurred in the last 20 years. This is no mere coin-
cidence. This is because of a very special gentleman,
someone who we are honoured to call our friend — Dr
Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Rumhy, Minister of Oil and
Gas of this great country.”
Barkindo then concluded on personal note by thank-
ing Dr Al-Rumhy for his longtime support and, even more,
for his loyal friendship.
“From the bottom of my heart, I thank the Minister
for his courage, commitment, inspirational example, and,
above all, his friendship.”