September 18, 2023 | 3 days ago

Algeria-USA: Strengthening agricultural cooperation

Algeria and the US are committed to strengthening economic cooperation. Agriculture is one of the sectors that are at the heart of the discussions. Yesterday, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohamed Abdelhafid Henni, received the United States Ambassador to Algeria, Elizabeth Moore Aubin, and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation and partnership, particularly in the agricultural sector.


According to a statement by the Ministry of Agriculture, discussions focused on “the exchange of expertise and experience in areas of common interest, including those related to food security, agricultural research, and technical cooperation in the field of forest fire prevention and control.” On this occasion, the two parties reiterated “the willingness of the two countries to strengthen bilateral relations and to realize investment projects in the agricultural sector, given the potential of Algeria and the opportunities offered to investors,” the statement added. In that sense, Henni touched on some areas where the U.S. side could make a contribution “including investment in agriculture, strategic crops and cereal production, as well as in genetic improvement, particularly in dairy production and red meat production.” He also proposed “a greater contribution to development in the southern wilayas,” the statement said.

The U.S. ambassador praised “Algeria’s policy of improving food security, particularly in the context of market volatility and fluctuations,” and said Algeria “is committed to strengthening economic relations and trade.”

September 18, 2023 | algeria-logo