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Iran Oil Minister Leaves Tehran for Moscow

(Tuesday, October 3, 2017) 17:20

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (Shana) -- Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh left Tehran on Tuesday afternoon to join the October 4 ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Moscow, Russia.

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is an international governmental organization which provides the framework for exchanging experience and information among Member Countries. GECF is a gathering of the world’s leading gas producers and was set up as international governmental organization with the objective to increase the level of coordination and strengthen the collaboration among Member countries.

GECF also seeks to build a mechanism for a more meaningful dialogue between gas producers and gas consumers for the sake of stability and security of supply and demand in global natural gas markets.

In accordance with the GECF Statute, the organization is aiming to support the sovereign rights of its Members over their natural gas resources and their abilities to develop, preserve and use such resources for the benefit of their peoples, through the exchange of experience, views, information and coordination in gas-related matters.