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Kuwait nominates Haitham Al-Ghais for OPEC chief post

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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: Kuwaiti Ministry of Oil Tuesday nominated ex-Kuwaiti governor to Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Haitham Al-Ghais for OPEC Secretary-General’s post, to succeed outgoing chief Mohammad Barkindo whose term ends in July. In a statement, the ministry said that Al-Ghais has been OPEC Kuwait governor since 2017, and chaired the joint technical committee between OPEC and non-OPEC countries.

He also chaired the organization’s internal check committee and has many contributions at the organization, it added. Al-Ghais has extensive experience extending over nearly 30 years in the field of global oil markets and the oil industry, and has a wide presence and participation in many international oil conferences and forums. (KUNA)

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