Novak wished the re-elected Secretary General of the GECF successfully complete all of the work

Novak wished the re-elected Secretary General of the GECF successfully complete all of the work


On Saturday the Secretary General of the GECF for the next two years was re-elected the representative of Iran Hossein Adeli.

TEHRAN, 21 Nov. Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak welcomed the re-election of the representative of Iran Hossein Adeli for the post of Secretary General of the Forum of gas exporting countries and wished him to complete a number of planned research activities within the organization.

The energy Ministers of the GECF on Saturday re-elected Adeli the Secretary General of the organization for the next two years.

“We have heard today the report of the Secretary General of the GECF, Mr. Adeli. The report was prepared at a high level. During the two years of his presidency much has been done, was prepared by the gas model, solved staffing issues, but a number of the planned research was not completed. We wished them to be completed,” said Novak journalists

“This does not mean that bad works Committee, so today we decided to extend the powers of Adele for another two years. I think this is a good option to consistently and efficiently to continue the work”, — said the Minister of energy of the Russian Federation.

The forum of gas exporting countries includes countries that are leaders in the world in the export of natural gas. The organization was founded in 2001 in Tehran, established legally — 23 December 2008 in Moscow, where energy Ministers of member countries adopted the forum Charter and signed an intergovernmental agreement.

Participants of the GECF are Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. Iraq, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, and Peru participate as observers. The headquarters of the GECF is located in the Qatari capital Doha.