ALGIERS, — The Secretary-General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), Sun Xiansheng, has described the 15th edition of the forum to be held in Algiers at the end of this month, as an opportunity to strengthen the dialogue between energy producers and consumers in a market marked by a drastic drop in oil prices.

IEF15, which will take place from Sept 26 to 28 “will be a new opportunity to strengthen dialogue between producers and consumers and will allow greater openness in the market,” Sun told journalists here Wednesday after calling on Algerian Minister of Energy Nourddine Boutarfa.

The IEF secretary-general, who is on a three-day visit to Algeria as part of preparations for the holding of the 15th meeting of the forum, expressed confidence that the Algiers edition of the forum would be be successful.

In this regard, he welcomed the Algerian government’s commitment to ensure the success of this international meeting, underlining that it was a “very important” meeting which would be attended by a number of Cabinet ministers and representatives of large international organizations and market operators.

On the sidelines of Algiers’ meeting, an informal meeting of the member countries of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will be held to discuss particularly the freeze in oil production to increase oil prices.

Source: Nam News Network

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