The Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammad Barkindo, arrived in Venezuela on an official visit for a series of meetings with officials from the South American country, authorities in Caracas said on Friday.

Barkindo was received at the international airport near Caracas by the Minister of Agriculture, Wilmar Castro, said the Venezuelan Oil Ministry in a statement released Friday afternoon on his official Twitter account.

The Secretary General of OPEC plans to meet with the Vice President of Economy and also Minister of Oil, Tareck El Aissami, added the official note without giving details about the issues to be discussed or how long he would remain Barkindo In Venezuela.

The Information Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The oil exports of Venezuelaa founding member of OPEC, fell 8% in April from the previous month amid further delays related to crude quality issues and insufficient capacity to upgrade available crude, according to documents and ship-tracking data.



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