14 May 2022 - 16:40
  • News Code: 456815
Iran, GECF Review Bilateral, Multilateral Cooperation

TEHRAN (Shana) – Iranian Petroleum Minister Javad Owji and Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Mohamed Hamel met on Saturday and reviewed bilateral and multilateral cooperation in energy and energy economics as well as the ways to expand collaboration.

The GECF Secretary General is in Tehran and attended the opening ceremony of the 26th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition, Iran Oil Show, which kicked off on Friday (May 13). He also addressed a meeting held on the second day of the event.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Hamel said natural gas is a fuel which helps developing countries with sustainable development and its importance is obvious to all.

Iran was among the first countries that reclaimed sovereignty over its oil resources, he said, adding Iran is a founder of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and enjoys one of the largest proven natural gas reserves in the globe and has a prominent position in the energy world.

Iran was a founder of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in 2001 and the 3rd GECF Summit was held in Tehran in 2015 which I had the honor to take part in, he stated.

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