VOL. XXXVIIINO. 67-NOVEMBER-1994
Venezuela Will Not Withdraw Parra's Candidacy For OPEC SG
Venezuela is maintaining its backing for Dr. Alirio Parra as its candidatefor Secretary General of OPEC, despite pressure from Nigeria to withdraw thenomination in favor of Nigeria's compromise candidate, Venezuelan EnergyMinister Erwin Arrieta stated in Caracas on 2 November. "We recognize thequalities of the Nigerian candidate (former Oil Minister Rilwanu Lukman) butthere is no reason to withdraw...