12 May 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Secretary General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, Dr. Mohammed Barkindo, has urged members of the organisation to stay focused on the oil-cut deal.
Barkindo made the charge in his acceptance speech for the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Lifetime Achievement Award for the advancement of OPEC presented to him at a ceremony in Doha, Qatar.
In the speech, Barkindo called on the organisation’s members to keep eyes on the prize as a necessary tool for achieving better results.
“I accept this award at a time of momentous change for OPEC. The organisation has received a new impetus from the landmark ‘Declaration of Cooperation.’ Relations with our Non-OPEC partners intensify on a daily basis as we explore further opportunities to institutionalise our partnerships.
“This award acknowledges these efforts, encouraging all to continue on this remarkable journey,” he said.
He added: “I would like to conclude by thanking all members of the OPEC family, heads of delegations, governors, national representatives, officials, dignitaries, ambassadors, and representatives from our non-OPEC partners, as well as colleagues and friends who have all helped to shape the face of our organization”.
“Let us remain focused on the remaining challenges and, working together, achieve a better tomorrow, in the interests of producers, consumers, current and future generations”.