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Isfahan ready to host 135th OPEC meeting

Isfahan, March 3, IRNA -- Deputy Governor-General of Isfahan Province for Political and Security Affairs Ali Shafieipour said here Thursday that Isfahan is ready to hold the 135th OPEC meeting. Talking to reporters, Shafieipour added the OPEC meeting would be the first scheduled to be held in Iran after 35 years.

Oil ministers from 11 OPEC member states and seven supervisory states will discuss related issues including the volume of oil production, oil prices and election of the new OPEC secretary-general, he said.

He noted that some 120 reporters from leading international news networks along with their Iranian colleagues will cover the Isfahan OPEC meeting.

The official stated that during the 135th OPEC meeting, President Mohammad Khatami of Iran will throw a dinner banquet in the honor of participating oil ministers.

He also said that the meeting would be an appropriate opportunity for further introduction of the historical city of Isfahan, adding a three-minute film taken from historical monuments of the province has been produced to be shown at the inaugural ceremony.

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