Aug 20, 2017, 4:43 PM
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OPEC congratulates Zangeneh on re-appointment

Tehran, Aug 20, IRNA - OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo in a message congratulated re-appointment of Bijan Zangeneh as Petroleum Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

He wrote in his message that undoubtedly, constructive relations between Iran and OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Counties) will continue during your tenure.

Barkindo stressed that now Your Excellency is the most experienced minister in OPEC and your re-appointment means vote to continuation of stability and constructive cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC states.

OPEC will continue to enjoy your vast knowledge and rich experiences in the years to come.

By receiving 230 positive votes, 35 negative and 23 abstentions, Bijan Zangeneh succeeded to obtain the vote of confidence of the parliament to become Minister of Petroleum for the fourth time.

Majlis (parliament) began vetting procedure of the proposed ministers for the 12th government since last Tuesday (August 15) which lasted five days and eight sessions.

Zangeneh has been a member of cabinet since 1985.

Zangeneh aged 65 has served as minister of agricultural jihad, twice as minister of energy and three times as minister of petroleum.