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16 Jul 2021

OPEC extends its condolences to the people of Iraq following fire at the Imam Hussein Teaching Hospital

Vienna, Austria, 16 July 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has conveyed his deep and sincere condolences to HE Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismaael, Iraq’s Minister of Oil and Head of its Delegation to OPEC, on the loss of life following a fire at the Imam Hussein Teaching Hospital in the city of Nasiriya, Iraq.

In a letter to the Minister, the Secretary General wrote: “It is challenging to find the appropriate words that convey our sadness given that the majority of victims of this fire were patients being treated for COVID-19, their families caring for them, health care workers or those who were participating in the rescue efforts.”

The letter can be found below:

Letter to the Minister.