The message reads, in part:
“Mohammad Barkindo rightfully earned high international esteem for his long and effective work in OPEC. He made a great contribution to creating a unique mechanism of interaction, OPEC+, designed to ensure the stable and efficient functioning of the global oil market in the interests of producers and consumers of black gold.
Mohammad Barkindo will always be remembered in Russia as a true friend of our country.”
The President of Russia asked the President of Nigeria to convey his words of sympathy and support to the family and friends of Mohammad Barkindo, as well as to all citizens of Nigeria.