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Algeria-France: Energy Minister receives head of France-Algeria Association, GM of Ardian-

August 29, 2022

ALGIERS- The Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, received, Friday in Algiers, the chairman of France-Algeria Association and the general manager of the private investment company “Ardian,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The Minister of Energy and Mines, Mr. Mohamed Arkab, received, Friday, August 26, 2022, at the headquarters of his ministerial department, the Chairman of the France Algeria association, Mr. Arnaud Montebourg and the director general of Ardian, president of the CapMena think tank, Mr. Francois Touazi”, said the same source.

The talks focused on the prospects for cooperation in the technological field (hydrocarbons and mines) and the possibilities of financing industrial projects, the press release reported.

Earlier, Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, received the general manager of the French group Engie, Catherine MacGregor, in the presence of the CEO of the Sonatarach group, Toufik Hakkar, the ministry said in a press release.

“The parties reviewed the state of cooperation and partnership relations between the two Groups, namely; Sonatrach and Engie and the future prospects for investment in structuring projects in Algeria in the energy field, in particular hydrocarbons, electricity and renewable energies,” added the same source.

“The parties also welcomed the trust and good understanding that characterize relations between Sonatrach and Engie,” the statement concluded.