Libya: Serious steps to support cooperation between Libya and Algeria in the field of energy

The Libyan Minister of Oil and Gas, Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Aoun, met his Algerian counterpart, the Minister of Energy and Mines, Mr. Mohamed Arkab, in the presence of the two presidents and general managers of Sonelgaz and Sonatrach.

The two sides discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the field of energy.

They also discussed partnership and investment opportunities available between the two countries in various oil activities such as research and exploration, training, development, and oil and gas transportation. The two sides praised the quality of relations between the Libyan National Oil Corporation and the National Company Sonatrach and called on the two sides to strengthen and expand areas of cooperation between them.

During this meeting, the two sides discussed prospects of cooperation between them in the field of electricity production in Libya, transmission, distribution, strengthening the electrical network, maintenance, training and others.

This cooperation falls within the framework of the continuation of the cooperation that took place between Sonelgaz and the Libyan General Electricity Company after the intervention of the technical team of Sonelgaz in October 2020 in order to repair and restart the Al-Khums power plant in Libya.

The Libyan side expressed its hope to develop partnership opportunities with Sonelgaz, which has experience that enabled it to achieve successes in this field.