Vienna: The Organisation of Oil Producing and Exporting Countries (Opec)  is embarking on extensive consultations among its member countries and other nations to help build long-term sustainable market stability, said Suhail Bin Mohammad Faraj Faris Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy and Industry and President of the OPEC Conference.

Delivering the opening remarks at the 7th OPEC International Seminar in Vienna today, Al Mazrouei said the Opec Seminar has provided a platform to examine and discuss the main issues and opportunities concerning the oil industry.

On the seminar's sidelines, the UAE hosted a dinner that was attended by more than 700 delegates including ministers, decision makers, diplomats and members of the media.

In the presence of Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, the Opec Secretary General, Al Mazroui honoured Dr Mana Saeed Al Otaiba, UAE former Petroleum Minister, in appreciation of his efforts and contributions to the industry. The UAE delegation also highlighted the young Emirati talents who displayed their works at the seminar in Vienna.

The delegation accompanying Al Mazroui includes Ahmad Al Kaabi, the Ministry's Under-secretary for Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources and UAE's Opec Governor; Alya Al Yasi, Director of Government Communications at the Ministry; Talal Al Faleeti, Director of the Minister's Office; and officials from ADNOC and Mubadala.