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Ministerial meeting “Africa-Italy”: Lamamra affirms Algeria’s commitment to the African continent

Works of the third edition of the “Africa-Italy” ministerial meeting kicked off in Rome, in the presence of delegations from nearly 50 African countries, representatives of the African Union and other regional organizations, as well as experts, academics and businessmen.

The Algerian delegation was headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ramtane Lamamra.

The opening session was marked by the participation of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, who stressed, in his speech, that Africa is “the continent of the future and the opportunities” and stressed on the need to work to overcome obstacles in order to encourage investment in Africa, especially in the field of energy, and help it to confront the consequences of climate change.

In turn, the head of the Algerian diplomacy affirmed, through his intervention, Algeria’s commitment to achieve the goals of economic integration in Africa, highlighting the enormous opportunities offered by the Continental Free Trade Area, which entered into force at the beginning of this year.

The Minister also noted the integrative projects that Algeria seeks to embody in its African depth, starting with neighbouring countries, which will have a great impact in contributing to this integrative path at the continental level.

Minister Lamamra also briefed the audience on Algeria’s ambitious plan and the projects completed or scheduled in the government’s plan in order to achieve green growth, highlighting the special importance that the President of the Republic, Mr. Tebboune to issues of energy transition and energy efficiency, which were included in the core of his program, as well as the importance of food security and the digital economy.

It should be noted that on the sidelines of the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad had several bilateral meetings with several African heads of delegations, such as the Special Adviser to the President of the State of Eritrea and the Foreign Ministers of Mali, Zimbabwe and Central Africa.

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