The duties of the Secretary-General, the representative of Iran to comply from 1 January 2016. A new observer in the GECF becomes Azerbaijan.
TEHRAN, 21 Nov. The energy Ministers of the Forum of gas exporting countries (GECF) was re-elected Secretary General of the organization for the next two years the representative of Iran Hossein Adeli.
“Adele re-elected as Secretary General of the GECF for two years”, — stated in the Declaration, announced at the meeting. The duties of the Secretary-General, the representative of Iran to comply from 1 January 2016.
As noted in the Declaration, a new observer in the GECF becomes Azerbaijan.
Following the meeting, the Ministers announced that the next, 18th Ministerial meeting of the GECF will be held on November 17, 2016.
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.