Germany Signs Declaration of Intent with Algeria for Energy Cooperation
In line with a consolidated trend, Germany further increased its focus on the energy sector and the related geopolitics, signing a declaration of intent with Algeria and meeting with Cyprus’ officials.
Algeria’s Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi and Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel met on Thursday. They clinched a deal to strengthen bilateral relations in the field of energy, also aimed at step up ‘partnership … in the Mediterranean region.’
According to Algeria Press Service, the parts will study ways to increase cooperation between national industries.
On Friday, Cyprus’ Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alexandros Zenon, concluded his visit to Germany, where he met counterparts from the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chancellery.
The two delegations spoke about Middle East and Ukraine; they also discussing options to consolidate cooperation between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries.
Earlier this year, Angela Merkel confirmed her support to the Republic of Cyprus, calling for the respect of the European country’s sovereignty over its territorial waters.