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June 2, 2016

Iran has expressed support for the Nigerian nominee Mohammed Barkindo for the post of the secretary-general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

“Ten months ago, I promised the Nigerian Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu to support their nominee for the post,” Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said, SHANA news agency reported June 2.

OPEC has been looking for a replacement for Secretary-General Abdalla El-Badri.

A consensus of all the OPEC members is needed to appoint a new secretary-general.

Barkindo, who has been recently nominated for the post by the Nigerian Federal Government, led the country’s National Petroleum Corporation from 2009 to 2010, and served as the acting secretary-general of OPEC in 2006, as well as represented Nigeria at OPEC.

Source: Trend News Agency

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