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Oil ministry participates in Gulf meeting

KUWAIT: Kuwait Oil Company participated Thursday, in the fourth meeting of the GCC Petroleum and Gas Committee, held virtually. The ministry took part in the meeting with a team from the technical affairs program and the public relations department, headed by the Director of Public Relations and Information at the Ministry of Oil Sheikha Tamadher Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. A statement by the ministry said the meeting was chaired by the advisor at the Saudi Ministry of Energy Farid Al-Asali, who referred to the approval of all items on the agenda, the statement added.

The meeting reviewed the proposals of Kuwait regarding the petroleum media specialists committee. During the meeting, participants agreed on forming a small working team to study the proposals of Kuwait and to discuss preparations for the Fifth Petroleum Media Forum in terms of the date of the meeting and the host country. The ministry said in its statement that the meeting also discussed updating and reviewing the special strategy of the GCC Petroleum and Gas Committee according to what is mentioned in the five-year plan.

The meeting decided that Kuwait would update the strategy and then send it to the General Secretariat to circulate it to member states to express their opinions on the updates. The ministry stated that the meeting discussed the results of cooperation between the GCC General Secretariat and Saudi Arabia after their meeting on April 10 at the Secretariat headquarters, which stressed the importance of focusing on energy security, economic development and climate change.

The Kuwaiti oil ministry called on GCC countries to encourage their oil and gas ministries and petroleum companies to participate in the ministry’s competition on digital transformation (Hackathon 2022) through presenting at least three projects for each country in the fields of digital transformation and latest industrial practices. – KUNA

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