ALGIERS, Feb 23 (NNN-APS) — Algeria’s Energy Minister, Noureddine Boutarfa, held talks here Wednesday with Gabonese Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francophonie, Regional Integration and Gabonese Abroad, Pacome Moubelet Boubeya, on bilateral economic co-operation. particularly in the energy sector.

A statement issued later by the Energy Ministry said the two Ministers emphasized their countries’ willingness to strengthen bilateral relations and efforts to diversify their economies and meet all necessary conditions to make them less dependent on hydrocarbons.

Boubeya said Gabon was willing to take advantage of the experience of Algeria, particularly in terms of access of its population to different energy sources.

“Algeria’s experience in the management of hydrocarbons, electrification and gas is a model. We seek to benefit from this experience to make energy accessible to everyone and to further develop our economies and industries,” the statement quoted him as saying.

Boutarfa reiterated Algeria’s willingness to share its know-how with Gabon and further strengthen the exchange of experiences with African countries in general. He added that a bilateral committee of experts would be set up to identify co-operation projects and draw up a roadmap to implement them.

The minister emphasized Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s commitment to development in Africa and the promotion of African capabilities, stressing on the momentum achieved by Algeria in terms of access to energy.

Boutarfa also focused on Algeria’s expertise in the management of hydrocarbon resources, electrification, engineering, as well as the study and development of electricity and gas networks.

The development of renewable energy associated with an industrial base was also discussed.

Source: Nam News Network

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