Alexey Miller backs key initiatives of Gas Exporting Countries Forum


The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee and Leonid Bokhanovsky, Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

Alexey Miller and Leonid Bokhanovsky
Alexey Miller and Leonid Bokhanovsky

Alexey Miller and Leonid Bokhanovsky

The parties addressed the progress in preparations for the regular Ministerial Meeting of the GECF to be held this December and exchanged their opinions on the major activities of the Forum.

Alexey Miller backed the Forum’s initiatives aimed at increasing the gas market stability and promoting gas as the most eco-friendly fuel of the 21st century.


The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) was set up in 2001 in Teheran. The Forum was transformed into an international organization and was assigned the relevant legal status at the 7th GECF Ministerial Meeting of December 2008 held in Moscow. The GECF is headquartered in Doha (Qatar).

In December 2009 Leonid Bokhanovsky, a representative from the Russian Federation, was elected the Forum’s Secretary General. Nowadays, the Forum’s participants are Algeria, Bolivia, Venezuela, Egypt, Iran, Qatar, Libya, Nigeria, the Russian Federation, Equatorial Guinea, Trinidad & Tobago as well as Norway and Kazakhstan as  observers.

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