Algiers and Berlin are to start mutual energy cooperation by boosting German energy investments in the northern African country, following a joint meeting between Algeria’s Minister of Energy, Salah Khebri and German Ambassador, Gotz Lingenthal, reported.

The two representatives hailed the signing of a declaration of intent for the Algerian-German energy partnership in March 2015, that laid a foundation for such cooperation, according to an official statement cited by the Algeria Press Service. They also underlined the need to implement the declaration through concrete projects, especially in the fields of renewable energies development, energy efficiency, and environmental protection. Hydrocarbon exploration and production, the promotion of industrial partnerships, and training are areas of planned bilateral cooperation.

In order to ensure the implementation of the cooperation projects, the two countries agreed to set up a monitoring committee and working groups.