APS : Tuesday, 02 August 2016
ALGIERS- Minister of Industry and Mining Abdesselam Bouchouareb called, Tuesday in Jakarta, for the strengthening of economic cooperation between Islamic countries, in order to enhance it up to the level of a “genuine strategic partnership,”
said the Ministry in a communiqué.
In his address at the opening session of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), which will run until Thursday in Indonesia’s Jakarta, Bouchouareb underlined the need to mobilize “all energies to bring about a qualitative and quantitative leap in the economic cooperation between Islamic countries, with a view to enhancing it to the level of a genuine strategic partnership (…) likely to help Islamic countries to overcome the current (economic) crisis.”
In this regard, he cited the agreements signed recently in Algiers between Algerian and Indonesian groups for the exploitation of phosphate.
Bouchouareb said that “the shared willingness, the appropriate framework and trust will allow us to move very swiftly towards major mutually beneficial partnerships.”
The minister also underlined the recent changes that occurred in Algeria, especially the revision of the Constitution and its new provisions related to the economic field as well as the new economic growth model and the new laws on the promotion of investments and standardization.
Bouchouareb invited the international firms present at the WIEF to get interested in the destination Algeria and its opportunities.
On the sidelines of the three-day Forum, the minister has had an intense official activity.