Algeria aims to encourage growth in its energy sector, both in terms of internal consumption and exports. This is why its Energy Minister, Mustapha Guitouni, has begun a series of encounters with ambassadors of various nations, in order to discuss energy cooperation, especially in the hydrocarbon sector. Yesterday Guitouni met the Ambassadors of Poland and Turkey, respectively Witold Spirydowicz and Mehmet Poroy. In the course of his meeting with Spirydowicz, Guitouni invited Polish companies to explore Algeria’s potential, particularly in terms of gas and oil exploration and participation in auctions for rights in this sector. Spirydowicz expressed the interest of Polish companies operating in Algeria and indicated various concrete partnership projects with Algerian companies in this sector, the same source added. The Algerian Minister and the Turkish Ambassador discussed the state of cooperation and partnership between the two countries, agreeing that these were excellent, and examined the prospects for further development. During this meeting, Guitouni described his satisfaction regarding the relations and partnerships between Sonatrach and the Turkish company Botas, and invited Turkish companies to take part in future sector rights auctions. Ambassador Poroy, meanwhile, expressed his satisfaction with the cooperative relationships between companies from the two countries, explaining that Turkish companies were keen to continue working and investing in Algeria on further projects of reciprocal interest.