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MOSCOW, November 15. /TASS/. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak plans to hold a series of bilateral meetings during his visit to Doha on November 17-18, the ministry said on Tuesday.
Apart from that, he will take part in informal consultations with representatives of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Bilateral meetings are planned with Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry Muhammad Salih al-Sada and Bolivia’s Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy Luis Alberto Sanchez Fernandez.
The Russian energy minister’s visit is planned within the framework of the 18th ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) due to take place in Doha on November 17.
Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is an international non-government organizations established in 2008 on the basis of an informal association of gas producing and exporting countries. The first summit of the organization was held in Doha, Qatar, in 2011, the second - in Moscow in 2013. GECF member countries control more than 70% of global gas reserves, 40% of gas pipelines and account for 65% of global trade in liquefied natural gas.