GECF, Iran exchange views on mutual, multilateral cooperation
Iranian Petroleum Minister, Javad Owji, and Secretary-General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), Mohamed Hamel, met on Saturday and reviewed bilateral and multilateral cooperation in energy and the ways to expand collaboration.
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The GECF Secretary-General is in Tehran attending the 26th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition, Iran Oil Show, which kicked off on May 13.
Iran was among the first countries that reclaimed sovereignty over its oil resources, he said, adding Iran is a founder of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and enjoys one of the largest proven natural gas reserves in the globe, and has a prominent position in the energy world.
Iran was a founder of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in 2001, and the 3rd GECF Summit was held in Tehran in 2015, which I had the honor to take part in, he stated.