BRUSSELS, Oct. 7 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, will travel to Algeria on Monday and Tuesday in a new stop on her tour to strengthen the EU’s energy cooperation with oil and gas producing partners, a place recently visited by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, to the same end.
Simson seeks with his visit to strengthen the energy relationship with an important partner such as Algeria. This visit is part of the European Commission’s ongoing efforts to diversify the EU’s energy supply beyond Russian fossil fuels and to strengthen energy relations with reliable partners.
The Estonian Commissioner will hold a bilateral meeting with the Algerian Minister of Energy, Mohamed Arkab, and will participate in a lunch with representatives of European energy companies that invest in the country.
Precisely, the President of the European Council undertook a tour with hydrocarbon-producing countries that took him to Algeria, a country he described as a reliable partner in energy matters.
Michel discussed in detail with the Algerian authorities the increase in the supply of gas to Europe through Spain, in an attempt from the EU to leave behind the crisis between Spain and Algeria triggered by the political disagreements over the Sahara.