Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, received on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the 17th session of the Algerian-Malian Bilateral Strategic Committee, the Malian Minister of Mines, Energy and Water, Lamine Seydou Traoré, said a statement from the ministry.
Talks focused on the state of cooperation relations between Algeria and Mali, described as “good and historic” and the prospects for strengthening them in the fields of energy and mining, the same source said.
Mr Arkab recalled Algeria’s desire to consolidate relations between the two countries in order to “increase exchanges and a mutually beneficial cooperation to serve the common interests of the two brotherly peoples”.
Meetings between companies of the sector and regulatory agencies with the Malian delegation are planned on the occasion of this visit, the document notes.
The Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdoulaye Diop, is visiting Algeria from 10 to 12 August 2021 heading a large delegation carrying a message to the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on behalf of the transitional President, Head of the Malian State, Colonel M. Assimi Goita, according to a communiqué of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad.
“This visit is part of the consultations and dialogue between our two countries, and will also offer foreign ministers of both countries the opportunity to hold the 17th session of the Algerian-Malian bilateral strategic committee to exchange views on the state of bilateral cooperation and review the prospects for consolidating and deepening it further for the mutual benefit of our two brotherly peoples,” the same source said.