The 4th Gas Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum convened in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on November 24, 2017.
Hosted by His Excellency, HE Evo Morales, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Summit was attended by Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela as well as Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman and Peru as Observers.
The President of the Ministerial Meeting of the GECF His Excellency HE Alexander Novak, and Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation and Dr. S.M. Hossein Adeli, Secretary General of the Forum attended the Summit.
The Heads of State and Government, and Heads of Delegations exchanged views on developments in the international gas markets.
The outcome of the Summit was the Declaration of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The Summit affords GECF Member countries the opportunity to discuss at the highest level developments, trends, and policies on energy in general and gas in particular and also to reaffirm their continued support to the objectives of the Forum. Previous GECF Gas Summits were held in Qatar in 2011, Moscow in 2013 and in Iran in 2015.
The Heads of State and Government and Heads of Delegations of the GECF Member countries extended their appreciation to His Excellency, Evo Morales, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and to the People and High authorities of the city of Santa Cruz for their warm hospitality and excellent arrangements made for the Summit.