Equatorial Guinea President Invites President Rouhani to Upcoming GECF Meeting

TEHRAN (Shana) -- Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, presented the official invitation of the president of his country to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for the upcoming meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

Mr. Lima handed over the invitation to Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh in Tehran on Monday.

The two officials also discussed energy cooperation between Tehran and Malabo.

The fifth summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum is scheduled for November 26, 2019 in the capital of Equatorial Guinea, Malabo. Moreover, the second international gas seminar will be held on November 27 in the same place.

GECF summit is held every two years in one of the member countries, the last and fourth summit was held last year Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the third one was held in Tehran, the second one in Moscow and the first one was arranged in Doha, Qatar.

Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and the United Arab Emirates, are 12 main members of GECF, and the Netherlands, Norway, Iraq, Oman, Peru, the Republic of Azerbaijan and Angola are observing members and participate in the GECF assembly.

GECF member states account for 44 percent of the world gas production, 67 percent of the global gas reserves, 64 percent of the world’s pipeline gas transmission and 66 percent of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade.

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