-By Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General*

On 14 September 1960, the five Founding Fathers of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo of Venezuela; Abdullah al-Tariki of Saudi Arabia; Dr Tala’at al-Shaibani of Iraq; Dr Fuad Rouhani of Iran; and Ahmed Sayed Omar of Kuwait gathered together in the Al-Shaab Hall in Baghdad. (CONTINUED - 857 WORDS)