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Boussena Starts Gulf Tour; Iraq Criticizes UAE on Production

The current President of the OPEC Conference, Algerian Energy Minister SadekBoussena, is making a tour of OPEC member countries in the Gulf area. Afterstarting in Iraq on 21 June, Mr. Boussena is scheduled to go on to visit the UAE,Iran, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Essentially, Mr. Boussena's tour wouldseem to have two main objectives in a situation where the average price of theOPEC basket has...