ALGERIAN ENERGY MINISTER ATTENDS AFRICAN OIL PRODUCERS MEETING IN ABIDJAN

ALGIERS, Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Boutarfa will attend the34th ordinary session of the Ministerial Council of the African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA) to be held this Friday in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Thge Energy Ministry said in a statement here Wednesday that the APPA ministers would address organizational issues, activity reports and the draft budget for 2017-2018 as well as the latest developments in the oil market.

The African Petroleum Producers Association, which was established in 1987, consists of 18 African oil-producing countries — Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan and Chad.

The inter-governmental organization, based in Brazzaville, promotes joint initiatives in terms of management policies and strategies in the oil industry.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK