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20 Jan 2022

President Nicolás Maduro congratulates OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo

Vienna, Austria, 20 January 2022--President Nicolás Maduro of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela paid glowing tribute to OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, for a very successful two-term tenure which comes to an end in August 2022. The President was addressing the nation’s Parliament during the State of the Nation address in Caracas on Wednesday, 19 January 2022.

The President made reference to the outstanding achievements of Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, during the two most eventful terms at OPEC and wished him every success in his future endeavors.

The President also congratulated the incoming Secretary General from the State of Kuwait, Mr Haitham Al-Ghais, and wished him a successful tenure. 

President Nicolás Maduro stated, "Bolivarian peace diplomacy has achieved a splendid year for the OPEC and OPEC + countries. We have come out to defend the oil market, the stability of the world economy and the need for a fair price for world oil."