Resources ministries restructured as Algerian government seeks focus

Issue 419 - 10 Jul 2020
The reshuffle to Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerrad’s government, ordered by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on 23 June, maintained senior ministers in key posts, but was most notable in its efforts to turn around a fast-deteriorating economic situation by replacing the finance minister, splitting the energy ministry into two and restoring the mines ministry. Former energy minister Mohamed Arkab moved to head a new Ministry of Mines in changes that brought in Sonatrach veteran Abdelmadjid Attar as energy minister, with a brief to stabilise the domestic oil and gas industry and raise Algeria’s voice in global markets.

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