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Algeria / Italy: Renewable energies at center of energy cooperation

September 27, 2020

ALGIERS – The Minister of Energy, Abdelmadjid Attar, received Wednesday in Algiers, the Secretary of State at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Manlio Di Stefano, with whom he discussed the means to intensify energy cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the field of renewable energies.

“We wish to develop our cooperation with Italy in the Energy sector, in particular in the field of renewable energies which occupied an important part of our discussions today”, declared Mr. Attar to the press after his audience with Mr. Di Stefano.

Describing relations with Italian energy companies as “very good”, the Minister underlined the important role that these companies can play in the realization of projects in the sector.

“We mainly discussed the future. We aspire to build a new Algeria and this cannot be achieved without a different vision of the past and new achievements in this sector, because without energy there will be no development. Italian companies have great expertise in the Energy sector and can make an important contribution given the cooperation opportunities offered “, he explained.

Mr. Attar recalled, in this sense, that the Italians were the most present during the last decades among the foreign operators activating in Algeria in the energy sector, and this, in various fields (exploration and production of hydrocarbons, realization power stations, studies, etc.).

For his part, Mr. Di Stefano reiterated the “strategic” importance of Algeria for Italy.

“We have extraordinary relations with Algeria from an economic, political and social point of view. This meeting aims precisely to strengthen this type of relationship”, he maintained, assuring that great possibilities of cooperation are offered for the two countries in the future.