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In the presence of 9 heads of states;

3rd GECF Summit kicks off

President Hassan Rouhani on Monday inaugurated the 3rd Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in which nine heads of states have attended.

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The third Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) presided by Dr Rouhani, inaugurated in Tehran in the presence of several presidents from nine countries.

Among the heads of states attending the 3rd GECF are presidents of Russia, Iraq, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guinea Equatorial, Nigeria and Turkmenistan, as well as the Prime Minister of Algeria.

Azerbaijan President's Special Representative, Abdalla Salem El-Badri the Secretary Generals of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Aldo Flores-Quiroga the Secretary of the International Energy Forum (IEF) are of other participants of the third summit meeting.

Upon their arrival and before going to the main hall of the meeting, the heads of countries were received by President Rouhani and pose for photos.

The Forum is to discuss the most important issues related to Gas market outlook and strategy in the world.

GECF members account for 42 percent of global gas output, 70 percent of global gas reserves, 40 percent of pipe gas transmission, and 65 percent of global trade of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

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