Algeria and the European Union emphasized, Tuesday, in Algiers, their determination to develop their partnership in the energy field, including both fossil and renewable energies.
In a news conference held at the end of the third annual meeting of the Algeria-EU high-level political dialogue on energy, Minister of Energy Mustapha Guitouni and the European Commissioner for action on Climate and Energy, Miguel Aias Canete said the two sides want to boost their partnership and cooperation in the gas field, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the photovoltaic industry.
In reply to a question on gas supply contracts between Algerian and the European Union which are expiring soon, Guitouni said “negotiations are under way,” adding that some gas contracts with Spain have already been signed.
“Sonatrach’s representatives are in Madrid to discuss the remaining contracts.”
In this regard, the minister underlined Algeria’s “traditional reliability” in the delivery of hydrocarbons to its clients.