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779. 

Name the Arab country which has withdrawn its membership from OPEC, recently.

[A]. United Arab Emirates
[B]. Bahrain
[C]. Qatar
[D]. Oman

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Qatar has withdrawn its membership from Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The country had sent an official notification to the OPEC expressing its wish to pull out and to focus on its liquefied natural gas production in December. Qatar has been in OPEC for 57 years. The decision came amid the ongoing diplomatic and economic blockade imposed on the country by its Persian Gulf neighbours and several Arab states.

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