Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Arkab, Minister of Industry Ahmed Zghdar and Minister of Trade and Export Promotion, Kamal Reziq, confirmed today, Friday, on the occasion of their participation in the ministerial meeting of the third regular session of the Specialized Technical Committee for Trade, Industry and Mines of the African Union, on Algeria’s support for the various strategies that were presented and discussed. During the meeting, according to a statement by the Ministry of Energy and Mines.
And according to the same source, the ministers, during their participation in this meeting, through the technology of remote visual lectures, affirmed “Algeria’s support for the various strategies that were presented and discussed during the meeting, especially the African strategy for commodities, the quality policy in Africa, the action plan of the Center for Minerals Development in Africa and the African system.” To classify and manage minerals and energy resources, as well as study industrial financing, especially after the entry into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
They also stressed – the statement adds – the “necessity to intensify and unify all efforts more than ever to achieve economic recovery for the continent in light of the Covid-19 pandemic that touched the world,” stressing in the same context, that “the African continent, rich in its natural and human resources, has the necessary means. To accelerate its economic recovery and provide an appropriate framework for sustainable development, job creation and wealth creation.
Finally, the ministers renewed Algeria’s permanent commitment to active participation in the work of the African Union and to exert more efforts to push forward the African Development Agenda 2063.
It is noteworthy that this ministerial meeting, organized by the Department of Economic Development, Trade, Industry and Mining of the African Union Commission, aims to follow up on the progress of the various programs and projects of the African Union in the fields of trade, industry and mines.
This meeting allowed the participating countries to consult and discuss how to best utilize the capabilities of the African continent in the areas of strengthening trade exchanges, promoting industrial development and valuing mining resources with the aim of embodying the African Union’s development agenda on the ground.