ALGIERS – Thursday, 07 December 2023 (APS) – The Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, received Wednesday the Mauritanian Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Zeinebou mint Ahmednah, with whom he discussed ways of strengthening cooperation in the sector, according to a Ministry press release.

During the meeting, which took place at the ministry’s headquarters in the presence of Mauritania’s Ambassador to Algeria and senior staff from both ministries, “the two sides reviewed bilateral cooperation relations, described as fraternal, and ways of developing them in the fields of energy and mining, particularly in terms of training in areas relating to hydrocarbons, electricity and mining.”

Arkab presented an overview of the specialities and levels of training available in the institutes under the responsibility of his ministerial department, underlining the great importance the sector attaches to the development of human resources through ongoing training and support for workers and managers in their professional careers.”

The Energy and Mining sector is ready to support Mauritania in this area and to welcome Mauritanian technicians and managers to its training institutes, particularly Sonatrach institutes such as the Algerian Petroleum Institute (IAP), for training in the fields of hydrocarbons and management, and Sonelgaz institutes for training in the fields of production, transport, distribution and electrical maintenance, in addition to developing skills in the mining sector in both countries”, he affirmed.