C o n f e r e n c e N o t e s
JMMC would be essential in order to fulfill the decisions
taken last year and to restore stability.
He praised the tireless work of the JTC, which met for
the eighth time shortly before the JMMC meeting, stat-
ing it had become the “umbilical cord” connecting the
24 participating countries.
He said that participants had every reason to be
pleased with the steady progress made in the collective
efforts to overcome challenges within the current market
cycle, which has been one of the most challenging cycles
Barkindo praised the extra efforts made by over-con-
forming OPEC and non-OPECparticipants and encouraged
all participating countries to press onwards to achieve 100
per cent conformity without delay. “I urge all of us not to
be side-tracked from the critical task at hand,” he stated.
“We should focus on the now, and ensure that each step
we take moves us closer to our stated goal.”
Members of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee held their 5
Meeting at the OPEC Secretariat on September 22, 2017.