Emirates Post has issued a special commemorative stamp on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of Petroleum Supporting Countries (OPEC).
An ornamental frame containing the stamp was presented to UAE governor for OPEC, Ali Obaid Al-Yabhouni, by Ibrahim Ali bin Karam, chief commercial officer, Emirates Post Group.
The presentation took place during the OPEC50: UAE Energy Forum, held at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi today (14 February).
Emirates Post said the stamp was issued “in recognition of OPEC’s significant impact on its members and the world community during the past 50 years”.
The organisation has served as a bridge between producers and consumers, creating a forum for discussion on issues like fuel supplies in the long run as well as technology, trade and environment conservation.
“For the last 50 years, the UAE and OPEC have worked hand-in-hand to ensure oil market stability,” Al-Yabhouni said. “This stamp reflects a partnership that has fuelled the prosperity and has contributed to the development of the UAE.”
The stamp features the slogan ‘Supporting Stability, Fuelling Prosperity’ which summarises the two pillars of OPEC´s philosophy and operations.
“OPEC has been playing a pivotal role in bringing together different oil producing countries for half a century, with a high degree of success,” said Ibrahim Ali bin Karam. “We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of OPEC through this stamp and take its message to all corners of the globe.”
Since joining the Organisation, the UAE has played an active role in OPEC.
A total of 25 ministerial conferences have been held under the presidency of the UAE. Furthermore, the UAE has provided two secretary-generals during the Organisation’s history.
OPEC was formed on 14 September 1960 and the UAE joined the organisation in 1967.
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Source: Emirates Post