The Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, called today, Tuesday, during the 41st session of the Council of Ministers of the African Organization of Petroleum Producing Countries, to raise the level of cooperation between African oil producers in order to ensure energy supply to the population of the continent.
In statements to the press after the meeting, Mr. Arkab said that this session was an opportunity to emphasize the importance of intensifying work among oil-producing countries in order to provide energy in Africa, pointing out that more than 900 million Africans still live without energy (gas and electricity).
He also stressed the need to increase coordination among oil-producing countries in the use of modern technologies in order to preserve the environment.
Mr. Arkabadded that during this meeting, Algeria highlighted its experience in the field of energy production and its use in accordance with the rules of energy efficiency.
A report related to the energy transition and its impact on Africa and oil production was also examined during the meeting , based on a vision that goes in line with the principles of sustainable development.
The meeting also tackled organizational issues, according to Mr. Arkab.
It’s worth recalling that the African Organization of Petroleum Producing Countries was established in 1987 and includes 15 member states namely: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Libya and South Africa, in addition to two observer countries, namely: Senegal and Ghana.