Mohamed Arkab, Algeria’s Minister of Energy and Mines, is joining with Stefan Wenzel, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, in Algiers today to open the fifth German-Algerian Energy Day. This high-level dialogue, which has been taking place regularly since 2018 as part of the German-Algerian Energy Partnership, marks a particularly important milestone in the cooperation between the two countries this year. The discussions are focusing on the planned rebuilding and upgrading of the gas pipeline corridor for hydrogen from Algeria via Tunisia, Italy and Austria to southern Germany. Algeria is aiming to become a major producer of green hydrogen. The aim is to cover up to ten per cent of European demand. Further to this, the accelerated roll-out of solar energy in Algeria has gained fresh momentum, with two large-scale bidding procedures in 2023.

Energy Minister Arkab and State Secretary Wenzel stress the great potential of German-Algerian relations, which is particularly obvious in the fields of renewable energy, hydrogen and natural gas. Some 300 representatives from government, commerce and research from the two countries, as well as other partners, in particular Austria, Italy and the European Commission, are taking part in this year’s 5th German-Algerian Energy Day.

German-Algerian Energy Partnership

The bilateral energy partnership is a central platform for the energy policy dialogue between Germany and Algeria. The aim is to discuss current energy policy developments and to progress joint projects, particularly in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and hydrogen.