Parra, who as a candidate for OPEC secretary-general
in 1994 fell victim to the unanimity rule, secured the support of all OPEC member-states except for one.
DOHA, Sept 5 (KUNA) -- OPEC Secretary-General
Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo underlined importance Monday of working together to overcome challenges facing oil markets, and ensure stability and to boost security and safety of supplies and demands to support stability of the global economy.
In the meeting, the member states would also select OPEC Secretary-General
It may also finally decide on a new head after a vote to appoint a successor to OPEC Secretary-General
Abdullah El-Badri has been postponed in June.
The Opec secretary-general
, who was previously the energy minister of Libya, will be the guest speaker at the Gulf Intelligence Energy Markets Forum on September 19, which will be held at the Dubai Armani Hotel.
Abdullah al-Badri also said the market was "well supplied".
His ministry later said OPEC Secretary-General
Abdullah al-Badri of Libya had given preliminary agreement to the idea when he and Shmatko met.
A slowing global economy would not impact demand in the short-term or lead to a price collapse, Opec Secretary-General
Abdullah Al Badri said.
The Energy and Mines Minister since July 2002, when he succeeded Alvaro Silva Calderon as the latter became OPEC Secretary-General
to replace Ali Rodriguez, Ramirez until then was head of the national gas regulatory body Enegas.
He has also been Iran's candidate for the post of OPEC secretary-general
, a key function for which Venezuelan Energy Minister Ali Rodriguez was chosen on Nov.
They have chosen Ali Rodriguez, Venezuela's energy and mines minister and current OPEC President, as OPEC secretary-general
to succeed Rilwanu Lukman of Nigeria from Jan.
Al-Omair noted that his is in contact with the OPEC Secretary-General
Abdullah Salem Al-Badri to keep abreast with the developments and the outlook of the oil market, noting that the OPEC member states have a common interest in stopping or reversing the downward trend of the prices.