The EU and Algeria launched a political dialogue on energy at a meeting in Algiers on 5 May, signalling closer cooperation over gas production and exports.

European commissioner for climate action and energy Miguel Arias Canete and Algerian Minister for Energy & Mines Yousef Yousfi agreed to cooperate on natural gas, renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy market integration and infrastructure development.

As part of the dialogue, a group of experts on natural gas as well as a separate group that specialises in electricity, renewables and energy efficiency will be created.

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