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Folder The second Seminar of the Dialogue “Water 5+5”: Towards a Water Strategy in the Western Mediterranean, Oran (Algeria), 26 June 2014

Algeria will continue to "actively contribute" to the water strategy in the Western Mediterranean, said Thursday (26/06/2014) in Oran Algerian Minister of Water Resources Hocine Necib.

"Algeria will continue to actively contribute to achieve the water strategy process in the Mediterranean," said Necib in his opening address at the 2nd preparatory meeting for the conference of 5+5 Dialogue water ministers, to be held in Algeria by the end of this year.

Co-chairing the meeting with his Spanish counterpart, Isabel Garcia Tejerina, Necib underlined the importance attached by Algeria to 5+5 Water Strategy, which "will constitute a consensual regional cooperation framework likely to speed up the implementation of the universal right of people to have access to drinking water."

"5+5 Water Strategy will also help ensure sustainable development and share experiences of Mediterranean countries," said the minister.

Necib underlined "Algeria's ambition to step up its investment efforts as part of the National Water Plan by 2030."

In Algeria, water issue is considered as a "major challenge and a priority for national development, at the instigation of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika," he said, adding that this "strong political willingness has been clearly showed in the huge water transfer projects and the mobilization of conventional and unconventional water resources."

"This new policy has allowed Algeria to widen access to drinking water and sanitation services, and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals," said Necib.

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URL 5+5 Water Strategy Process at REMOC website