ALGIERS – Monday, 10 October 2022 (APS) – The 4th annual high-level meeting on the energy dialogue between Algeria and the European Union (EU) began Monday in Algiers under the co-chairmanship of the Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, and the European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson.

This 4th meeting is part of the dialogue mechanisms established by the strategic partnership between Algeria and the EU in the field of energy.

This partnership covers all topics of common interest, namely the development of investment in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, the prospects for the development of the gas industry, the development of hydrogen, electricity, and cooperation in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

This meeting will allow both parties to review the progress made in the field of energy cooperation and its prospects, since the launch of the strategic partnership from the last meeting held in Algiers on 20 November 2018.

Held behind closed doors at the headquarters of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the meeting will be followed by the holding of the second Algeria-EU business forum on energy, scheduled for 11-12 October 2022.

This business forum will aim to promote investment and industrial partnerships between Algerian and European companies in the energy sector and engage in mutually beneficial partnerships in the light of the current energy situation.

Representatives of embassies of EU countries accredited in Algeria, ministries and national institutions as well as industry associations and employers’ organizations will attend the meeting.

The program includes high-level panels on natural gas, new and renewable energy, energy efficiency, and hydrogen.

The event agenda includes B2B meetings and an exhibition to discuss partnership and investment opportunities between Algeria and the EU.

The first Algeria-EU Business Forum took place in May 2016 in Algiers.