ALGIERS - French investments in the milk and red meat sectors and the bilateral cooperation in the field of forests were examined Thursday night in Algiers by Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries Sid Ahmed Ferroukhi and French Minister of Agriculture, Agri-Food and Forestry Stéphane Le Foll.
At the end of the meeting, the French minister told the press that the objective now is to change the method by relying on private groups willing to invest in Algeria.
In this regard, he stressed the commitment of both parties to introduce "young French cattle in Algeria to develop red meat production."
In addition, the Directorate General of Forests (DGF) and the French Forestry Office are expected to sign a partnership agreement.
Le Foll voiced satisfaction with the quality of relations between Algeria and France, notably the "excellent" cooperation in the veterinary field that is set to be "consolidated and strengthened".
Ferroukhi, as for him, recalled that the visit of the French Minister was part of the development of cooperation between the two countries.
"The framework of cooperation between the two countries is wide and we need to strengthen private investment by ensuring that this investment generates training and expertise," he said.
The two ministers examined the development of grain and seed production, in addition to environment-related projects.