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20 Sep 2021

OPEC conveys its condolences on the passing of Algeria’s former President Bouteflika

Vienna, Austria, 20 September 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, extended his condolences to HE Mohamed Arkab, Algeria’s Minister of Energy and Mines and Head of its Delegation to OPEC, on the passing of HE Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the county’s former President.

In a letter addressed to the Minister, the Secretary General stated: “Over the course of his 20 years in the presidency, President Bouteflika was a gracious and generous host to many meetings of the OPEC Conference and leading industry events. But he earned a special place in the history books for his skilled diplomacy and crucial backing of the discussions by OPEC and leading non-OPEC oil-producing nations in 2016 that would bring about the Declaration of Cooperation.”

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