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    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met late on Tuesday with Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo, who arrived in Caracas to participate in Maduro’s inauguration on January 10.

    "I held an enjoyable and pleasant meeting with the OPEC Secretary General, Mohammed Barkindo. We talked about the challenges of the oil market for 2019," Maduro said on Twitter.

    READ MORE: Maduro Orders Military to Be Combat Ready for Defeating ‘Imperialistic Plots'

    Photos of Maduro’s meeting with Barkindo were also posted on Venezuelan leader's Twitter.

    Venezuelan Petroleum Minister Manuel Quevedo said that the purpose of the meeting between Maduro and Barkindo is to discuss the work of Venezuela during the country's presidency at the OPEC conference in 2019.

    It was Quevedo who replaced UAE Energy Minister Suhail Mohamed Faraj Mazrouei as president of the OPEC conference from January 1.


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