"HE Al-Luiebi also reiterated Iraq’s support to OPEC in the current oil market environment. He pledged that Iraq would continue to back the OPEC Secretariat and work together with Member Countries, as well as non-OPEC countries, to help stabilize and bring balance to the oil market," a press release published on the OPEC's website said.
OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo said in his turn that Iraq played an important role in helping to achieve the market stability.
He stressed that between June 2014 and January 2016 the OPEC Reference Basket price fell by 80 percent, which was the largest percentage fall over the past three decades.
On September 28, the OPEC member states reached an agreement on the sidelines of an international energy forum in Algeria to set a production ceiling of 32.5-33 million barrels per day.
On October 23, head of the state-backed Iraqi company State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) Falah Al-Amri said Iraq was not going to reduce the achieved oil production level of 4.7 million barrels per day.
The OPEC countries are set to finalize the agreement on oil output freeze at the OPEC summit in Vienna on November 30.