Minister of Trade: pace of exports by land to African countries will increase despite difficulties

The minister of trade confirmed, today, Thursday, in Algiers,  that the pace of export operations by land to neighboring African countries will increase in the future, “despite the difficulties and challenges” faced by exporters, especially after the recent attack on two Algerian trucks on the axis linking Nouakchott and Ouargla.

These statements came on the sidelines of the start signal from the Exhibition Palace to a commercial convoy consisting of 28 trucks loaded with Algerian goods destined for export towards Mauritania and Senegal.

In this context, Minister Kamel Rezig clarified that “Algeria will not abandon Africa and its export role towards neighboring countries,” noting that organizing this new caravan is a “strong message that we are still and will continue to work to raise the pace of our exports to Africa, no matter what happens.”

This comes after two Algerian trucks were bombed, leaving three people dead, as they were traveling on the Nouakchott-Ouargla axis as part of a “commercial mission represented in transporting white cement to Mauritania,” according to the minister’s assertions.

The minister pointed out that 2021 witnessed a remarkable increase in the volume of exports, as it is expected that by the end of this year it will reach the target set by the President of the Republic of $5 billion, with a “significant increase in the number of exporters and exporting productive people.”

It is worth highlighting that the convoy launched today consists of 28 trucks, including 25 trucks that will head towards Nouakchott and three trucks that will head towards the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

As for Senegal, the three trucks are transporting goods within the framework of Algeria’s participation in the activities of the 29th edition of the Dakar International Fair to be held from 6 to 20 December.

More than 60 Algerian institutions will participate in this international economic event, which will be an opportunity to highlight “Algeria’s standing in Africa and its enormous human and material capabilities.”

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