OPEC countries can hold a face-to-face meeting in honor of the 60th anniversary of the organization in Baghdad in early December 2020 if the epidemiological situation in the world improves and restrictions on border crossing are lifted, an OPEC source told TASS.
The proposal to hold a meeting on December 4 in the capital of Iraq, where OPEC was founded 60 years ago, was voiced by the country's oil minister in his letter to OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo, a copy of which was reviewed by TASS. In his address, the Iraqi minister says that it took several months to prepare for this meeting, but due to the pandemic and current restrictions, the meeting scheduled for September had to be postponed.
We propose to organize it on December 4 in Baghdad, he writes.
Regular ministerial talks of the OPEC and non-OPEC countries participating in the agreement to cut oil production are scheduled for November 30 - December 1 of this year, tentatively online.
The decision on the date of the meeting will be made after the epidemiological situation is clarified, the interlocutor of TASS explained.