Qatar will host the 6th Gas Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) which will be attended by heads of state and government of member countries. The announcement was made at the closing of the 21st GECF ministerial meeting in Moscow, Russia.

HE Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President/CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said the State of Qatar is honoured to host the GECF member nations in 2021.

Qatar is committed to the responsibilities it carries as the world’s leading Liquefied Natural Gas producer, foremost of which is encouraging regional and international dialogue as well as promoting natural gas as the cleanest of fossil fuels and the destination fuel in the transition to low carbon economies.’

This will be the second summit which will be held in Doha after the first summit on 15 November 2011. The summit will offer an opportunity for dialogue at the highest levels on the latest developments and trends related to the global gas industry. The Forum’s 5th summit will be held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea next month, on 26 to 29 November.

The GECF, which is headquartered in Doha, is an international governmental organisation that provides a framework for knowledge sharing among its member countries. The organisation is made up of the world’s leading gas exporting countries and was set up with the objective to increase the level of coordination and strengthen the collaboration among its member countries.

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