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Iran president to chair next OPEC meeting

Iran president to chair next OPEC meeting

Iran's official IRNA news agency says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will head next month's OPEC meeting in Vienna.
IRNA quoted Vice President Mohammad Reza Mirtajeddini as saying on Wednesday that the president, in his capacity as caretaker oil minister, will represent Iran, the second largest exporter in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
Iran holds the rotating presidency of the 12-nation bloc that supplies about 35 percent of the world's crude. The group meets on June 8.
Ahmadinejad dismissed Oil Minister Masoud Mirkazemi as part of a Cabinet restructuring plan under which the government is required to merge eight ministries into four. He has three months to name a candidate for the ministry's top job.


Updated : 2021-04-17 02:40 GMT+08:00