OPEC bulletin 11/17
D e c l a r a t i o n o f C o o p e r a t i o n
Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Nigeria
What is your assessment of the OPEC and non-OPEC
consultations and collaboration we have seen since
I think the whole idea of getting both OPEC and non-OPEC
countries together was a fantastic idea. […] We all pushed
for it, and the sheer momentum that has gathered and
what it has done for the industry has been unbelievable.
More importantly, it’s helped forge unity, even [among]
OPEC Members. All in all, it’s been good.
I think the Secretariat has done an excellent job, while
taking on an additional workload.
Would you have predicted the level of success that these
consultations — and the ‘Declaration of Cooperation’ —
I didn’t think we would get this sort of momentum and
unity between OPEC and non-OPEC countries that eas-
ily. But I always felt cooperation was a solution. I always
advocated for it.
The more universality we can bring to this relation-
ship, the more stability we bring to the market — so I am
happy with what we have achieved so far.
Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu.