The 6th edition of South Sudan Oil & Power (SSOP) 2023, is scheduled to open from June 14-16 in Juba, with the Director of the Research Division for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr. Ayed S. Al-Qahtani, expected to participate as a speaker.
South Sudan’s economic agenda is certain to be boosted with the participation OPEC at SSOP 2023 through the physical presence of Dr. Al-Qahtani at the summit.
This development is also poised to facilitate engagement with international energy leaders while improving regional cooperation; creating cross-border fuel security and stability; and bolstering investment in the mid- and downstream sectors.
According to Energy Capital & Power Senior Director, states James Chester, “OPEC’s participation at this year’s edition of SSOP 2023 speaks to the important position South Sudan plays as the Engine of East African Growth. South Sudan is focused on boosting exploration and opening new oil and gas fields, and as the event enhances the country’s position as the nexus of East African energy development, Dr. Al-Qahtani’s participation will advance the relationships between African oil producers.”
Meanwhile, according to OPEC Secretary General, Haitham Al Ghais, the organization’s Statistical Systems Coordinator for the Data Service Department, Mhammed Mouraia, has also been nominated to participate at the event.