The Secretary General of OPEC has died

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The Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammad Barkindo, died at the age of 64, the Nigerian authorities announced today.

A spokesman for Nigeria's Ministry of Petroleum confirmed that Barkindo died in Abuja, a day after meeting the Nigerian president in the country's capital.

It is not known what caused the death of the OPEC Secretary General.
Barkindo has been the Secretary General of OPEC for the last six years.

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