Iraq hopes OPEC+ decision will contribute to world market stability

Iraq’s oil minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar speaks during the 29th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference in Manama, Bahrain, May 16, 2022. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

CAIRO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Iraq's oil minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar said on Wednesday that his country hopes that the OPEC+ decision to cut production by 2 million barrels per day will contribute to world market stability and support crude prices, the state news agency reported.

Abdul Jabbar added that Iraq aims to maintain its benchmark production level which was set in agreement with OPEC member countries in July 2021.

He also stressed the country's exports will not be affected by the cut.

Reporting by Alaa Swilam and Rowena Edwards Writing by Lilian Wagdy Editing by Chris Reese

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