The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, held this Thursday meeting with Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

The meeting was held at Miraflores Palace, where the OPEC delegation and the Oil Minister, Tarek El Aissami, also participate.

Barkindo arrived in the country this week to address everything related to the market and participate in a meeting with the forces and actors of the hydrocarbon industry.

He has held meetings with the Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, and the Oil Minister, Tareck El Aissami.

Earlier, the Chancellor of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Felix Plasencia, and the Secretary General of OPEC, paid tribute to the liberator Simón Bolívar, with a floral offering at the National Pantheon.

During his visit, the secretary visited the Venezuelan University of Hydrocarbons (UVH), where Barkindo was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa, for his career and work in favor of the development of the industry.

OPEC was created on September 14, 1960, in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, under the leadership of the Venezuelan Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso and the Saudi Abdullah Al Tarik.

The initial founding partners were Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Until now, the members are 13 countries, mainly made up of nations from the Middle East and Africa.