Delivered on behalf of HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General, by James Griffin, OPEC’s Editor/Speechwriter, at the House of Lords, 29 April 2019, London, UK.

Ladies and gentlemen,

On behalf of Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General, I would like to pass on his sincere Mr. James Griffin, OPEC's Editor/Speechwriter (r), receives the award on behalf of OPEC Secretary Generalapologies for not being able to attend this event in person.

He is deeply honoured and humbled to receive this prestigious Award and would like to thank Euroknowledge and everyone involved for bestowing such a respected accolade.

In his role as OPEC Secretary General he also interprets this Award as recognition of a number of factors, all focused on the key words: ‘cooperation, cooperation, cooperation’.

Firstly, the teamwork, dedication and selflessness of a remarkable group of countries: namely, the strategic partners in the historic ‘Declaration of Cooperation’ that are focused on balancing the market and helping achieve a sustainable oil market stability.