NATO and Algeria hold workshop on critical energy infrastructure security

  • 14 Nov. 2017 - 15 Nov. 2017
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  • Last updated: 20 Nov. 2017 14:21

Energy experts from Algeria and NATO met in the city of Hassi Messaoud, Southern Algeria, on 14-15 November 2017 to discuss critical energy infrastructure security.

Photo: Ms Fatma-Zohra Cherfi, Secretary General of the Algerian Energy Ministry (right), looks on as Michael Rühle, Head of NATO’s Energy Security Section, is about to cut the special cake baked by the chefs of Hassi Messaoud

The workshop, which also featured a visit to the Krechba natural gas production site, was organised by the Algerian authorities and NATO’s Emerging Security Challenges Division. Over 60 participants covered in particular terrorist and cyber threats to critical energy infrastructure, resilience measures, and discussed new areas of cooperation between Algeria and NATO, notably on education and training as well as on science. The event was among the largest since Algeria joined the Mediterranean Dialogue more than 20 years ago. Algeria is one of the major gas suppliers for Europe.