Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
from Sallam Mohamed
H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy & Industry and President of the OPEC Conference for 2018
We are fast approaching the mid-way point of an important year for OPEC and its partners. And with it, comes not only our June meeting – the first full gathering of the year at which we will review the noteworthy progress that we are making, but also the 7th OPEC International Seminar, a unique assembly of Ministers, the heads of intergovernmental organizations, chief executives of national and international oil companies, industry leaders, academics, energy experts and media.
As President of the OPEC Conference for 2018, I am honored to preside over both events.
..The year so far
It has been a constructive first half of the year. Working closely with the OPEC Secretary General and his team, I was pleased to participate in numerous seminars, events and meetings to further strengthen OPEC’s engagement and rapport with organizations such as the IEA and IEF, and other industry stakeholders. From IP week in London, to CERA in Houston, and the IEA International Energy Forum in New Delhi, to name but a few, OPEC has engaged in open and transparent dialogue with a broad range of stakeholders – an approach that I wholeheartedly support and that I believe is beneficial to all parties.
Looking ahead, I remain optimistic that we will fulfil