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Posted On: 5 October 2019 09:45 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:05 pm

Qatar to host 6th GECF Heads of State Summit in 2021

Khadiza Begum
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The State of Qatar will host the 6th Gas Summit of Heads of State and Government of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Member Countries. The announcement was made during the conclusion of the 21st GECF ministerial meeting in Moscow.

H.E. Saad bin Sherida Al Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, welcomed the hosting of the summit and said, "The State of Qatar is honored to host and welcome the Heads of States and Government of the GECF member nations in their summit in 2021. We look forward to a highly successful meeting that reflects our deep belief in dialogue and cooperation in the effort to meet the world's growing demand for energy."

His Excellency Minister Al Kaabi said, "Qatar is committed to the responsibilities it carries as the world's leading Liquefied Natural Gas producer, foremost of which is encouraging regional and international dialogue as well as promoting natural gas as the cleanest of fossil fuels and the destination fuel in the transition to low carbon economies."

This will be the second Summit to be held in Doha after the Forum's first summit on 15 November 2011. The Summit will offer an opportunity for dialogue at the highest levels on the latest developments and trends related to the global gas industry.

The Forum's 5th summit will be held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 26-29 November 2019.

The GECF, which is headquartered in Doha, Qatar, is an international governmental organization that provides a framework for knowledge sharing among its member countries. The organization is made up of the world's leading gas exporting countries and was set up with the objective to increase the level of coordination and strengthen the collaboration among its member countries.

(Source: Qatar News Agency - QNA, Image source: Qatar Tribune)