H.E. Dr. Mohammad Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, met today in Doha with H.E. Mr. Noureddine Boutarfa, Algerian Minister of Energy who arrived in Doha yesterday on an official visit to the State of Qatar.
The two Ministers discussed matters of mutual interest to both countries, including the status of the world oil market; the forthcoming 15th International Energy Forum (IEF) that will be held in Algeria this month from 26 – 28 and preparations for the informal meeting of OPEC member states scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the Forum, with high-level participation from the State of Qatar.
The meeting was attended by accompanying delegation from Algeria, H.E. Mr. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary-General, who is currently on an official visit to Qatar and senior officials from Qatar’s Ministry of Energy and Industry and Qatar Petroleum.
The Ministers and the OPEC Secretary-General later held a Press Conference to brief the media on their meeting and express their support of the joint statement signed the Saudi Arabia and Russia had signed earlier yesterday in China.