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OPEC is concerned about the Venezuelan political crisis



January 25, 2019 03:05
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Updated on January 25, 2019, 15:23

Mohamed Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), said the organization was worried about the political crisis that took place in Venezuela.

"We are closely monitoring the situation in Venezuela with great concern," said Barkindo. Sputnik news during the Economic Forum in Davos that is being held in Switzerland.

The secretary argues that projections of the consequences of these events in the oil market can not yet be made, but they are aware that what's happening is thanks to Manuel Quevedo. "We have close contacts with Kevedo, who also looked at the leadership of the OPEC conference during 2018," he said.

Since Juan Guaido was sworn in as an interim president, Venezuela's political tension has increased because of the support it receives from the governments of the United States, Argentina, Colombia and Chile, among others. Meanwhile, Cuba, Mexico and Bolivia have shown their support for Nicolas Maduro and have called for the establishment of a dialogue between the two political parties.

With information from Sputnik News


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