Egypt gathers gas exporting countries

Egypt will host the 24th Ministerial Meeting of the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries in Cairo from 23 to 25 October 2022.

The meeting will be chaired by Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Forum for 2022.

The meeting is attended by ministers of oil and energy from 11 member countries and 8 as observers, as well as in the presence of the Secretary General of the Forum Engineer Mohamed Hamel, where as permanent members Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar , Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela, as well as Angola, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Malaysia will participate as observers Mozambique, Norway, Peru and the UAE, the countries together represent about 72% of the world’s total proven natural gas reserves, 55% of pipeline exports and 50% of LPG exports.

Engineer Tarek El Molla explained that hosting this year’s meeting in Egypt is linked to his chairmanship of the Forum’s Council of Ministers for 2022, highlighting Egypt’s desire through this year’s meeting to establish a constructive global dialogue among Member States, with a focus on the important future role of natural gas in the transition phase to cleaner energy Fossil fuels are an affordable source of energy.

He noted that Egypt is one of the founding countries, which has been a member of the forum since its inception, and that he looks forward to more fruitful cooperation under its auspices and to achieve fruitful results from this meeting on land. Egypt.

It is worth noting that the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries was established in 2001, and in 2008 became an intergovernmental organization based in Doha, State of Qatar.

Source: Al-Masri Al-Youm.

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