Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Arkab received, on May 11, in Algiers, the Secretary-General of the Arab Iron and Steel Union, Dr Kamel Djoudi, and discussed ways to enhance cooperation between Algerian companies and the Union, according to a ministry statement.
During this meeting, which took place at the Ministry’s headquarters, in the presence of the President Director General of the Algerian Mines Complex “Manal”, the most significant activities of the Union were reviewed, as well as the situation and prospects of the iron and steel industry at the Arab and international levels, according to the same source.
In this context, Mr Arkab called for “the necessity of strengthening Arab cooperation in the iron and steel industry field and seeking to unify efforts for further development and growth in this field, in light of the great challenges that the Arab world is facing in this industry.”
The Minister also suggested that the «Manal» Group represent Algeria on the Union’s board of directors.
Mr Arkab hailed the efforts of the Union to integrate the Arab iron and steel industries, highlighting that Algeria is in the process of developing major industrial projects aimed at valuing significant local and structural mining resources. Similar to the valuation of the iron mine project in Ghar Djebilet, to ensure the iron and steel industry supply and development in Algeria.
It is noteworthy that the Arab Iron and Steel Union is a non-governmental Arab organization among a group of specialized Arab Unions emanating from the Council of Arab Economic Unity of the League of Arab States.
The Union is headquartered permanently in Algiers Algeria.