AKIPRESS.COM - UAE Energy Minister Suhail Mazrouei said Friday he was hoping that Chad, Uzbekistan, South Africa present at the meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-cartel members of oil output cuts deal would join the agreement soon.
"I would like to acknowledge some of the additional non-OPEC producers who have joined as observers and I hope that in the near future they will join us in the Declaration. These are Chad, Uzbekistan, South Africa as well as the African Petroleum Producers Association. Welcome," Mazrouei said at the opening of the OPEC-non-OPEC meeting in Vienna.
Mazrouei stressed that the cooperation on the deal had been "fruitful."
"We all benefited from it. Let's hope that this cooperation continues not only for 2019, but for the years to come," Sputnik reported Mazrouei as saying.