Russia: Alexey Miller and Leonid Bokhanovsky Address GECF Strategy

The Gazprom headquarters hosted a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company’s Management Committee and Leonid Bokhanovsky, Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

The meeting addressed the Forum related issues, in particular, setting up a working group to develop the GECF strategy for a five-year period.


The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) was set up in 2001 in Teheran. The Forum was transformed into an international organization and was assigned the relevant legal status at the 7th GECF Ministerial Meeting of December 2008 held in Moscow. The GECF is headquartered in Doha (Qatar).

In December 2009 Leonid Bokhanovsky, a representative from the Russian Federation, was elected the Forum’s Secretary General. Nowadays, the Forum’s participants are Algeria, Bolivia, Venezuela, Egypt, Iran, Qatar, Libya, Nigeria, the Russian Federation, Equatorial Guinea, Trinidad & Tobago as well as Norway and Kazakhstan as observers.

Source: Gazprom, September 13, 2011;

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