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OPEC bulletin 2/18

D i a l o g u e

OPEC Secretary General meets

with Kuwait’s top leadership

On January 16 and 17, 2018, OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad

Sanusi Barkindo, accompanied by a delegation from OPEC, held a

series of high-level meetings with Kuwait’s top leadership, including

His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of

the State of Kuwait. The

OPEC Bulletin

reports.

O

n January 16, OPEC

Secretary General,

MohammadSanusi

Barkindo, was graciously

received by His Highness

Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad

Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of

the State of Kuwait, for a meet-

ing at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait City. The meeting with

the Emir was also attended by Bakheet S Al-Rashidi,

Kuwait’s Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and

Water and Kuwait’s Governor to OPEC, Haitham Al-Ghais.

Themes discussed at themeeting included last year’s

implementation of the ‘Declaration of Cooperation’ by all

participating countries and the role of Kuwait as Chair

of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) in

2017.

Kuwaiti support and cooperation

HH Sheikh Sabah pledged Kuwait’s continued support of

OPEC and the ‘Declaration of Cooperation’, and stressed

the importance of institutionalizing OPEC and non-OPEC

cooperation.

The Emir acknowledged the positive response of the

oil market to the implementation of the ‘Declaration of

HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber

Al-Sabah (c), the Emir of the State of

Kuwait; met with Mohammad Sanusi

Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General (l);

at the Bayan Palace, Kuwait City.

L–r: Bakheet S Al-Rashidi,

Kuwait’s Minister of Oil

& Minister of Electricity &

Water; Anas Khalid Al-Saleh,

Kuwait’s Deputy Prime

Minister and Minister of

State for Cabinet Affairs;

Mohammad Sanusi

Barkindo, OPEC Secretary

General; and Haitham

Al-Ghais, Kuwait’s Governor

for OPEC.