6 August 2014

Algeria: Prime Minister Meets With Heads of Three American Industrial Groups

Washington — Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal met Tuesday in Washington with the heads of three American industrial groups with whom he discussed about investments and business opportunities in Algeria.

On the first day of the US-Africa Summit, Sellal met with the heads of the American economic world, by receiving Geffrey Emmelt, CEO of American energy giant General Electric (GE).

With Emmelt, Sellal reviewed General Electric's projects in Algeria in health and energy sectors and broached the possibility of launching, in partnership with the American group, other new investments.

GE is involved, in Algeria, in a project in partnership with Sonelgaz to build a gas turbine production complex, the first of its kind in Africa.

Sellal also received Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical, with whom he discussed the partnership projects to be carried out in the sector of energy.

Liveris said he is ready to visit Algiers in the next few weeks to talk about the details of these investments with the concerned officials.

Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal finally received the head of the pharmaceutical group Merck, Kenneth Frazier.

The discussions were about the possibility of implementing projects in Algeria in the field of innovative medicine and new medicines.

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