2001 News Story

Commerce minister in Algeria for meetings

Minister of Commerce Osama Faqih was received in Algiers yesterday by Algerian President Abdulaziz Bouteflika. He also met with Algerian Prime Minister Ali ben Flis; and with Algerian Minister of Water Resources Abdellaoui Aissa, with whom he discussed the Kingdom's experience in water desalination. Minister Faqih is heading the Kingdom's delegation to the fourth session of the Joint Saudi-Algerian Commission currently in progress in Algiers. In a press statement last night, he praised President Bouteflika's support of the Commission, which, he said, is focusing on ways of developing cooperation between the private sectors of the two friendly countries, and referred to the numerous opportunities that exist for investment and trade exchange, including joint ventures.