MOSCOW, February 24 – RIA Novosti. OPEC, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has postponed its 8th international seminar, which was to be held in June 2021, to the summer of 2022, according to a press release from the organization. “The seminar, originally scheduled for June 16-17, 2021. will now take place on June 29-30, 2022, “the message says. The event will take place in Vienna.
It is noted that the postponement is due to the fact that travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus in many countries continue to operate, and isolation measures complicate the planning of major international events.
The participants in the seminar are usually ministers of the OPEC member countries, countries participating in the declaration of cooperation (OPEC + deal), as well as other oil-producing and oil-producing countries. In addition, the seminar is attended by heads of international organizations, national and international oil companies, as well as scientists, analysts and other industry experts.
“Although it was not an easy decision, our top priority is the safety and health of all participants. We look forward to hosting an even more successful workshop in 2022, building on our current achievements,” commented OPEC Secretary General Mohamed Barkindo, quoted in release.Infographics