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Ministerial Meeting on Gas, Energy Projects

Nouakchott,  24/02/2021
Mauritanian Oil Minister Mr. Abdessalam Ould Mohamed Saleh and his Senegalese counterpart Ms. Sophie Gladima met on Wednesday in Nouakchott at the Ministry of Oil, Energy, and Mines.

The meeting focused on areas of bilateral cooperation, in particular the Great Turtle Ahmeyim gas project (GTA) and the use of gas for energy production.

Mr. Abdessalam Mohamed Saleh said he and his Senegalese counterpart inquired about the progress of the GTA and discussed the challenges ahead.

He affirmed that the work completion rate has reached 52% and that it is planned to start producing gas by 2023. The minister subsequently stressed that the operation of the project will have significant benefits on local economies and on employment in both countries.

He also pointed out that this bilateral cooperation takes place in a climate of fraternity and peace.

The minister said that in a few weeks’ time, a meeting will be held in Nouakchott to deepen the exchange of experiences in the field of oil and energy and adopt a joint plan for bilateral cooperation in the future.

For her part, Ms. Sophie Gladima said that this meeting was related to the development of the GTA project to revitalize the technical teams who work together.

The Senegalese minister also stressed that the project is of great importance to the two heads of state, who have shown through their policies that they are bound by centuries-old good neighborly relations. She also said that the project brings a better future for the populations of the two countries.
She finally thanked the Mauritanian minister for the warm welcome she received.
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