Published On: Thu, Jun 4th, 2015

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan meets Secretary General, OPEC

t2015060466232New Delhi: The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, met Mr. Abdalla Salem El-Badri, Secretary General, OPEC today on the sidelines of the 6th OPEC International Seminar held at Hofburg Palace, Vienna.

The two sides agreed to:

a.) Set up a regular Institutional Dialogue between India and OPEC at the level of Minister/Secretary General;

b.) The Dialogue will take place every year, alternatively in India and at Vienna, and will look at various avenues of cooperation in the oil and gas sector;

c.) The first meeting will take place in New Delhi in the last quarter of 2015 on a date mutually convenient to both sides.

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