KHANTY-MANSIYSK, April 6. /TASS/. Venezuela’s Oil and Mining Minister Eulogio Del Pino confirmed participation in the National Oil and Gas Forum to be held from April 19 to 21, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Kirill Molodtsov said on Wednesday.
"I do not know whether he arrives or not. However, he confirmed participation," Molodtsov said.
OPEC Secretary-General Abdalla El-Badri and Saudi Arabia’s Petroleum Minister Ali al-Naimi were also invited to the Forum, the official said. "Yes, we invited them," Molodtsov said.
Eulogio Del Pino earlier visited Moscow in February this year and met Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin.