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10 May 2022

OPEC to attend Iraq Energy Forum 2022

OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, will participate in the 6th Iraq Energy Forum (IEF) in Baghdad, Iraq, which will be held from 18-20 June 2022.

The event will also host the formal launch of OPEC’s history book ‘OPEC 60 years and beyond: A story of courage, cooperation and commitment,’ which was prepared to commemorate the Organization’s 60th Anniversary. The focus of the publication is to bring to a wider readership OPEC’s history, its objectives and its achievements over its first six decades.

The Iraq Energy Forum, the country’s energy and economic flagship event, will return to provide platform for lively discussion and interactive exchange between a wide range of industry stakeholders.

In its sixth iteration, the Forum will attract government officials, policy- and decision-makers, industry leaders, experts and analysts from Iraq and beyond.

The event will be held under the theme ‘The Middle East as The Cornerstone of Global Energy Security,’ and will cover a number of key issues related to enregy, including global energy security, the energy transition, uncertainties related to economic recovery, investment, as well as sustainable development.

The Secretary General will also receive the prestigious 2022 Iraq Energy Award from the Iraq Energy Institute for his years of dedication to the Organization, its Member Countries, the energy industry, and his support to Iraq and its people.

The Secretary General stated: “We are extremely excited to return to Baghdad and to take part in the 6th IEF, which is taking place at a decisive moment in the history of the energy sector. IEF 2022 promises thought-provoking discussions on some of the most important issues of our times, from global energy security to the Middle East’s key role in the energy transition.

“Since I attended the first IEF in 2016, the Forum has grown into a premier regional event that attracts luminaries from Iraq’s energy industry, high-level policymakers and some of the foremost thinkers on energy. As the birthplace of OPEC in 1960 and one of the world’s most important oil providers, Iraq, the cradle of civilization and the land of prophets, is especially well suited to host discussions on how to ensure a stable, secure and sustainable energy future for all.”

HE Ali Allawi, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister of Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance, is among the confirmed participants in the leading energy industry event.