|GECF, IEA to enhance cooperation||
TEHRAN – The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have agreed to enhance cooperation, ISNA reported on Sunday.
The GECF secretary general, Mohammad-Hossein Adeli, met the IEA executive director, Maria van der Hoeven, on the sidelines of the Fourth Symposium on Energy Outlooks in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 22 January.
The IEA, the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) held the Fourth Symposium on Energy Outlooks in Riyadh.
The Symposium facilitated the sharing of insights and the exchange of views about energy market trends and short, medium, and long-term energy outlooks.
On November 3, 2013, Former Iranian central banker Mohammad-Hossein Adeli was elected to lead the GECF for a two-year term.
Adeli has already served as ambassador to Canada and the UK.
He replaced Russia’s Leonid Bokhanovsky.
The GECF is a bloc of the world’s leading gas producers and was set up as international governmental organization with the objective to increase the level of coordination and strengthen the collaboration among member countries.
Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela are the members of the forum. Kazakhstan, Iraq, the Netherlands, and Norway are observer members.
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