Medvedev welcomes 1st GESF summit in Doha
Russia’s President Dmitri Medvedev has welcomed the first summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) which opened in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday.
In his statement Medvedev called the summit an important event, which marked a new stage in the development of the global energy sector and the gas sector in particular.
He stressed that Russia as one of the world’s leading energy powers was one of the initiators of this partnership of gas producers.
The forum was set up in 2009 and is aimed at promoting the higher role of the gas sector and ensure the regulation of balance of interests of gas producers and consumers, the president stressed.