OPEC Sec. Gen. welcomes Bijan Zangeneh Back to Iran Petroleum Ministry 2017-08-20TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (Shana) – Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Mahammad Sanusi Barkindo send a letter to Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh to welcome his reappointment in President Rouhanis second term in office.
The letter reads as follows:
"It was with great pleasure that I learned of your recent well-deserved reappointment as Minister of Petroleum by His Excellency, President Hassan Rouhani. On behalf of all of the staff at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, please permit me, Your Excellency, to wish you ever success in this role over the coming years. I have no doubt that the constructive relationship that exists between the Islamic Republic of Iran and OPEC will continue to flourish during your tenure. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for the personal support that you have given to me since my appointment as Secretary General.
"Currently you are the longest serving Minister in OPEC and, therefore, the most experienced, your reappointment is a vote for continuity, stability and further productive collaboration between OPEC and non-OPEC. I am delighted that OPEC will continue to benefit from your vast reservoir of knowledge and rich fountain of wisdom for many years to come.
"Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration and respect.
Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo