Angola plans to increase the number of staff in OPEC in the near future, where it has only one representative in a universe of 180 employees, according to the country’s representative at this international institution, Estevão Pedro.
“Angola has so far only one person among the OPEC staff, in a universe of 180 employees, and the challenge of our authorities is to increase the number of nationals working in the organization”, he said on the sidelines of the 19th multidisciplinary course at the OPEC facility in Vienna, Austria, since Monday.
The 19th multidisciplinary course of OPEC, which began on Monday, will continue until Friday and counts on the participation of technicians from 14 countries that make up the organization.
For five days, participants will learn and renew concepts about the mission, history of the organization, its current status, role in stabilizing the oil market, declaration of cooperation with non-OPEC members and challenges.
Angola is represented in this training, which is held at OPEC headquarters, with five officials from the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum (MIREMPET).
Of the 14 countries of the organization, the meeting is being attended by representatives from Angola, Algeria, Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are present.
Absent from the meeting are Indonesia, Iraq, Venezuela, Libya and Nigeria.
Angola, the second largest oil producer in the sub-Sahara region with 1.5 million barrels per day, became a full member of OPEC in December 2006.