A video clip has been published on social media, showing what happened to the Saudi and Qatari energy ministers in the headquarters of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
In the margins of Austria's oil-exporting countries' meetings, activists commented on the video showing what they called the "difference" between media attention to the Saudi energy minister's remarks Khalid al -Faleh and his counterpart from Qatar, Saad al-Kaabi.
In the video circulated by activists, reporters and journalists sneaked around the Saudi minister while sitting next to him the minister of oil in Qatar interviewed by one of the media.
The importance of the Saudi Minister of Energy and the Minister of Energy of Qatar in the world of print and media … pic.twitter.com/Uv5JKdPgJw
The UAE security official, Dhahi Khalfan, the deputy chief of the Dubai police, was quoted by a commentator who said: "What we saw is the United Arab Emirates". Many have demonstrated the international weight of Saudi Arabia and the small size of Qatar, while others have asked not to fuel conflicts among the Gulf states.
The pro-Saudi comments, such as: "This is not a journalist, is looking for a charger for his cell phone", "could have produced it", "surely a bribe still to meet their minister", and "the only one journalist in front of the minister of Qatar was asking him Where do I find the Saudi minister? "
As well as the comments in favor of Qatar: "Because the minister has your right (like you) cow" and "because they ask the Saudis Khashoggi of the massacre, and ask the Qatari what the oil price is expected", and the comparison it is not entirely right, photographers and other veiled ones do not imagine, they have no comparison. "
If you want an example of the strength of political influence and the increase in global economic affairs between the superpower and a very small state, the vast audience of journalists and important media has assisted the Saudi minister of the country. Khaled Al-Faleh energy,
The minister of Qatar, who has only one journalist, pic.twitter.com/Uta1W5gb41
– عبدالعزيز العصيمي (@ mr_abdualaziz1) 6 December 2018
Qatar announced Monday that it will withdraw from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as of January 2019 and has informed the organization of its decision.
The Minister of Energy of Qatar, Saad al-Kaabi, told a news conference that his country considered it important to focus on the primary product he sold, referring to natural gas, but stressed that Doha "will continue to respect all commitments like any non-OPEC country ".
Al-Kaabi said that the influence of Qatar on oil production decisions in OPEC is "limited", but said that the decision to withdraw from OPEC is "not easy", especially because it is been a member of the organization for 57 years.
The minister stressed that the withdrawal of Qatar from the organization is due to technical and strategic reasons and "not for political reasons", he said.