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    Ministers of the 13-nation Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ended two days of top-secret talks on Thursday (22 April) at a secluded villa just outside Geneva.

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    Ministers of the 13-nation Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ended two days of top-secret talks on Thursday (22 April) at a secluded villa just outside Geneva.

    The talks were held amid tight security. The villa was guarded by heavily-armed police and the airport and leading hotels were closely watched. Telephone calls to delegates were refused and police stopped journalists from approaching them. At the previous meeting in Vienna last December 10 OPEC ministers were kidnapped but later released unharmed.

    Reuters news agency has established that the meeting was called by Iran to bridge the time gap between OPEC's conference in Vienna and its next ministerial sitting in Bali at the end of May.

    Reuters' source discounted the possibility of any immediate crude oil price rises and said the main aim of the talks was to give guidelines to OPEC'S Economic Commission which meets in Vienna on Monday (26 April).

    SYNOPSIS: A secluded villa just outside Geneva, Switzerland, where ministers of the 13-nation Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, held two days of top-secret talks amid tight security. The villa was guarded by heavily-armed police and the airport and leading hotels in Geneva were closely watched.

    Police stopped journalists from entering the building and telephone calls to delegates were screened. It was established, nevertheless that the meeting was called to bridge the time gap between OPEC's conference in Vienna last December and its next ministerial sitting in Bali at the end of May. At the Vienna meeting 10 ministers were kidnapped but later released unharmed.

    A minister who attended the meeting discounted the possibility of any immediate crude oil price rises and said the main aim of the talks was to give guidelines to OPEC's Economic Commission which meets in Vienna on Monday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZ6U240KRI4DUEQ0G8KWW4HKG
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZ6U240KRI4DUEQ0G8KWW4HKG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
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    N/A

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